Jassem Hindi (born 1981 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) is working in the fields of sound, performance and installations / temporary objects. Using lo-fi electroacoustic material like diverted machines, amplified broken objects, tapes, no-fi field recordings, no input mixing board, feedback, sine waves, he is recording friends, intimate moments, public displays of violence, mass movements and opera. His research is primarily focused on the tension between a musical gesture and raw sound material, generated by nervousness and necessity, and using editing techniques such as cut ups, diversion, repetition. Mainly influenced by the works of Jason Lescalleet and Graham Lambkin, he collaborates regularly with choreographers, performers and visual artists, both as a musician and as a maker in general. Concerning his visual work and performance work he has adapted his working method regarding sound, using raw material in order to create or point at social dynamics, such as public displays of intimacy or details of violence.
He has worked and works with various artists from USA, Europe, Lebanon, Iran, Japan, Norway. His most frequent music and dance collaborators are Keith Hennessy, Axel Dörner, Chris Cochrane, Jeremy Wade, Magda Mayas, Olivier Di Placido, Basile Ferriot, Jakob Riis and Julie Rousse. He is recipient of numerous grants and residencies for his projects.
Waterkil is a singular sound creation starring Axel Dörner on trumpet & Jassem Hindi on electronics. The recordings for this album were made during a three week residency at EMS in Stockholm and during a live show at Able gallery in Berlin.