Collaborators


Water/With/Water
Hadeer Omar
Katia Kolovea
MOTOElastico


Supporters


TasmeemDoha

Tasweer

Fire Station
Qatar Museums
VCUarts Qatar
Qatar Foundation
ICA Richmond
Shubbak
Fadaa
Gwangju Design Biennale
Printed Matter

Nuqat

Studio 7
M7 - Design, Fashion, Tech



Contributors


Sarah Elawad, Reham Mohamed, Sara Al Afifi, John Burrow, Malaz Elgemiabby, Joshua Rodenberg, Gajin Chung, Sherifa Eletrebi, Marwa Al Kalbani, Naima Almajdobah, Maryam Altajer, Shaikha Alelaiwy, Noof Alkhenji, Latifa AlSulaiti, Naima Almajdobah, Aljowhara Al-Mana


SJ Interns


Aljazi Al-lakhen, Mashael Al-baker, Yousef Sheikh (2022)
Latifa AlSulaiti & Maryam Altajer (2020)



Story


Sonic Jeel  (Jeel means ‘generation’ in Arabic) began as a playful sound + visual research investigation in 2018 by Simone Muscolino (Associate Professor & Director of Art Foundations) and Michael Hersrud (Associate Professor Graphic Design), both faculty at VCUarts Qatar. The investigation included the creation of a series of elective courses focusing on sound expirementation and later became a funded research initiative. In 2020 the initiative expanded into a network of partnerships within the university and the larger Qatar creative community, including the development of a mobile sound studio to support several  site specific projects. In 2021, as a response to our current virtual way of life,  SJ launched a double compilation album on vinyl, a physical artifact. The album is a selection of exploratory sonic work featuring 17 artists associated with Doha, and has been designed in collaboration with Water/With/Water.

Sonic Jeel aims to be a catalyst for collaborations with artists, designers and other crossdisciplinary sonic possibilities. We look forward to expand partnerships and seek opportunities that use sound to activate space through installations, performances, events and exhibitions, both here in Doha and internationally.  



Funding


Sonic Jeel has received generous support and funding from VCUarts Qatar and Qatar Foundation. SJ is mostly financed through grants, awards, commissions, exchanges and personal equity to support needs for equipment, supplies, installation and creative production. Any additional revenue made by SJ is invested back into the SJ initiative to fund further research. 



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