Artscape: An Evening of Light & Music featuring Hassan Khan, Fatima Al Qadiri and Shadi Megallaa

Hassan Khan - Dom Tak Tak Dom Tak, light & sound installation (2005)

Hassan Khan - Dom Tak Tak Dom Tak, light & sound installation (2005)

On Thursday, 11th December, Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi will be hosting a night of live electronic music, part of Artscape: An Evening of Light & Music. The night is part of the exhibition Seeing Through Light: Selections from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection which is on till 19th January 2015. 

The night will include artist, musician and writerHassan Khan, who is also one of the artists in Seeing Through Light exhibition (pictured above), artist and musician Fatima Al Qadiri and DJ Shaadi Megalla

The performances are scheduled between 8.00pm and midnight. But I suggest you turn up earlier, to visit Seeing Through Light exhibition. Entry is free for the exhibition and the performance (but you will need to register in advance for the performance, send an email to 

It's not often we get nights dedicated to electronic music, especially one featuring such a range. If you're in the neighbourhood, don't miss this. Here's the program for the night:

Hassan Khan - Taraban

8.00pm - 9.00pm, Fanr Garden 

Hassan Khanwill perform his piece titled ‘Taraban’. The starting point for this set are two early 20th century Egyptian songs by Youssef El Manialawy.

Khan has worked with classical Arabic musicians (oud, qanoun, violin and riqq) and singers to lay down melodic patterns developed from the modes and transitions used in the original songs to produce a new re-articulation of these pieces.

Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch

21:15-22:00, Fanr Garden 

Fatima Al Qadiri’s performance will include her debut album titled Asiatisch, which is an homage to that quietly influential sub-strain of grime, often loosely termed ‘sinogrime’, due to its preoccupation with Asian motifs and melodies.

The music on Asiatisch revolves around the fantasies of east Asia as refracted through pulpy Western pop culture, in particular, Hollywood, literary fiction, music, cartoons and advertising.

Here's one of the tracks from Asiatisch:

Shadi Megallaa - Reflections of Light 

22:15-00:00, Fanr Garden 

Shadi Megallaa will perform his set titled Reflections of Light that is comprised of elements and sounds derived from nature.

Here's one of the tracks: 

Event details

Date: Thursday, 11th December 2014 from 8.00pm till midnight

Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (location map)

Free entry, but prior registration is required, send an email to