Sunday, November 15, 2009

XEFM: The Adventures of Prince Achmed | cine-concert in Beirut on Nov. 20, 2009

The METROPOLIS Association,
In partnership with ZIAD NAWFAL,

Lotte Reiniger's
A Cine-Concert by XEFM

On the occasion of the closing night of BEIRUT ANIMATED
(The Beirut Animation Film Festival, Nov. 16-20, 2009)

Friday November 20th, 2009 at 8:30 PM
At Metropolis Empire Sofil – Achrafieh

Ticket Price: 25,000LL – 45,000LL
Seats are limited, please book yours in advance
[Tickets are on sale at Metropolis Empire Sofil]

Information: 03 793065 –


To win the heart of Princess Pari Banou, Prince Achmed must overcome plenty of obstacles, and for that, he will have to get some assistance.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the first European animated feature film.
(Germany, 1926, 81min, Arabic intertitles)


The XEFM quartet consists of Charbel HABER on electric guitars, Tony ELIEH on bass (both hailing from rock band SCRAMBLED EGGS), Fadi TABBAL on guitars and percussion (from The INCOMPETENTS), and Abdallah KO on electronics.

Following the release of their self-titled album in 2008, XEFM performed at the Né à Beyrouth film festival in the summer of 2008. Their performance consisted of a live soundtrack to L'AMATEUR, a Lebanese short film from 1955.

In February 2009, XEFM created a new soundtrack for famed Russian art-house film MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929), and performed it live in Beirut at The Basement.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED performance will see XEFM tackling the animation genre for the first time, and constitutes an all-time premiere in Lebanon.

(This event is made with the support of the GOETHE-INSTITUT of Lebanon)

Friday, March 20, 2009

XEFM: concert on April 3, 2009

IXth International Festival for Experimental Music in Lebanon

April 3-4-5-9-10, 2009

Friday April 3

"XEFM" (lb)
° Tony Elieh : electric bass, electronics
° Charbel Haber : electric guitar, electronics
° Abdallah Ko : electric guitar, electronics
° Fadi Tabbal : electric guitar, electronics, percussion

Spera/Zerang (it/usa)
° Fabrizio Spera : drums
° Michael Zerang : drums

Sun Plexus 2 (fr)

Friday April 3 2009 at 8:30pm
@ Art Lounge, Karantina, River bridge

Monday, February 2, 2009

XEFM - radio interview on Feb. 2, 2009

Radio Liban - 96.2 FM

XEFM sur Ruptures ‘Zoom Sur’ (2/2/09)
Emission présentée par Ziad Nawfal.

ABDALLAH KO et CHARBEL HABER, membres du groupe de rock expérimental Libanais XEFM, en interview sur 96.2FM. Ils présentent leur Cinemix / Concert ‘MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA‘, programmé au club The Basement le Vendredi 6 Fevrier.

Plus de détails sur le site de l'émission:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

XEFM : Man with a Movie Camera | cine-concert in Beirut on Feb. 6, 2009

Presented by Ziad Nawfal.


9pm - XEFM LIVE creating a new soundtrack to MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
11pm - MILES
1am - JADE


Lebanese experimental rock band XEFM will take to the stage at The Basement Beirut to create a new soundtrack for famed Russian art-house film MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA.

XEFM are no strangers to the CINEMIX tradition, as they have already contributed a short piece of music to a Lebanese silent film shown recently at the ‘Né à Beirut’ festival. On this occasion, however, they will tackle an altogether grander task; that of providing a live musical accompaniment to a full-length, celebrated feature.

Dziga Vertov's MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA was created in 1929. This controversial film is an extraordinary piece of film-making, a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going.

It was Vertov's first full-length film, and he used all the cinematic techniques at his disposal - dissolves, double exposure, fast and slow motion, freeze-frames, jump cuts, split screens, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, and animations - to produce a work that is exhilarating and intellectually brilliant, a sublimely fluid vision of man, machine, and society.

The XEFM quartet of CHARBEL HABER (electric guitar), TONY ELIEH (bass), FADI TABBAL (electric guitar), and ABDALLAH KO (guitar and electronics), created on their 1st release from 2008, a superb tapestry of sounds, merging ambient electronica and outlandish noise. It should be fascinating to hear them transpose their sound, one that is suffused with Beirut’s urban maze, into 1930’s Russian art-house cinema.



Friday, February 6 2009 at 9:00pm
@Beirut Basement, Beirut, Lebanon