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Eastern Daze #35 Omar El-Sadek aka QOW

26 April 2021

On this month’s show, it’s Prague-based interdisciplinary artist Omar El-Sadek aka QOW who just released an album via Genot Centre.

Omar El Sadek (b. Cairo, Egypt in 1998) is an audiovisual and inter-disciplinary artist specialising in electronic sound production and animated visuals. He’s currently based in Prague, where he studies Fine Arts & Experimental Media. Omar’s work and sound pieces focus mainly on experimenting with the fragile nature of his surroundings including himself. On the visual side, he takes a similar direction investing in the poetic beauty of imperfections, both visually and conceptually. This principle is mostly visible in his works with artists such as ZULI, MSYLMA, Drew McDowall and Know V.A. Visual work has been exhibited at European audiovisual festivals such as Unsound Festival in Krakow, and Lunchmeat Festival in Prague. Other works & commissioned soundtracks were for directors like: Tahoun, Selim, different commercial clients and independent short films like (House Of The Flying Architect), which was awarded the Best Overall Contribution medal at the 2018 London Biennale. 

Omar’s words about the mix:

“I created the mix around an idea of a project I’m starting. It is basically the process of sampling and stretching cheesy Arab pop intros into more cheesy ambient tracks”

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