While in Breckenridge, Alam hopes to continue work on a full-length album he is currently composing as well as gather field recordings, found sounds, and other incidental material to include in the recording process.

Zain Alam is an artist and musician of Indian-Pakistani origin based in Brooklyn, NY. Described as “a unique intersection, merging the cinematic formality of Bollywood and geometric repetition of Islamic art,” his recording project Humeysha began during his year working as an oral historian for the 1947 Partition Archive. Born in Queens, NYC and raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, Alam soundtracks a personal vocabulary that draws on Islamic art and South Asian culture. His work is a project in translation using contemporary pop forms, found sound, and oral history.

Alam’s practice extends his sonic vision into video, performance, and writing. His essays have been published in Miami Rail, Buzzfeed, and The New Yorker, and Humeysha has been covered by the New York Times, Vice, and Village Voice. Alam has recently completed fellowships with The Anderson Center, Marble House, and Harvard University. He is currently at work on a full-length album.

 

Meet the Artist:

Second Saturdays

5/14 + 6/11 | 10am-1pm | FREE

Open Studios

Fridays, 2-5pm | 5/13, 20 + 27, 6/3, 10, 17 + 24, 7/1  | FREE

Saturdays, 2-5pm | 5/14, 21, + 28, 6/4, 11, 18 + 25, 7/2  | FREE

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Saturdays | 5/14, 21 + 28, 6/4, 11, 18 + 25, 7/2

 

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