The sound piece presented here, L’entresol (The Mezza- nine), is a metaphor of the artist’s relation to his home- land, Morocco, and to the land where he grew up, France, an imaginary passage between Marseille and Tangiers, two gateways to two cultures that are both close and far apart. The idea, says the artist, is to “confront these two sonic envi- ronments, one linked to French popular culture, the other to Islamic culture, in the same space-time.

L’entresol (The Mezzanine) is a soundscape, I would even say a mental landscape, emanating from my situation of having lived and grown up between two cultures, two educations, where elements of sound soothed and nourished me. To me, these two cities, these two lands are part of me, of my wandering, my inspirations, I cannot tell them apart.”