2021 12 30 • The Third Place

Just in time before the end of 2021 an article I wrote for Beirut Art Center’s The Derivative has been published. Titled The Third Place: In the Shadows of Anxiety and Recovery, it is a pensive research into the famed Middle Eastern music interval, the segāh, and issues of musical and extra-musical associations.

The article is available at the following links in both Arabic and English

Thank you to Rasha Salti for the commission, Mohammad Abdallah for the translation, Haig Aivazian and the team at Beirut Art Centre for their patience and editorial guidance. 

Image by Souhaib Ayoub, Untitled, watercolor. 2019
© 2022 Khyam Allami