Lebanese musician, producer and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal’s work consists of guitar pieces ranging from stripped acoustics to ambient and Electronic-inspired treatments.
Often referred to as “the hardest-working man in Lebanon’s alternative music scene,” Tabbal relocated to Beirut in 2006, following studies in sound engineering in Montreal, Canada; he promptly established Tunefork Recording Studios, a specialized work-space which offers customized services including full band recordings, live sound, music production and composition.
Tabbal is a full-time member of several Lebanese bands: psychedelic rock band The Incompetents, punk band Scrambled Eggs, electronic duo Stress/Distress, and was previously part of pop group Safar, indie rock outfit Interbellum, and singer-songwriter Youmna Saba's project. His newest project The Bunny Tylers (with Charbel Haber) veers between drone, electronics, post-rock and noise rock.
Fadi Tabbal has worked with some of the most renowned Lebanese and International acts in today's contemporary alternative music scene, including Asil Ensemble, Kinematik, Mike Cooper, Postcards, Sharif Sehnaoui, The Wanton Bishops and Who Killed Bruce Lee, to name but a few.
In addition to managing and handling all engineering tasks at Tunefork Studios, Tabbal is a specialist in sound design and sound conception. He has worked on a variety of projects, including sound and music installations for Lebanese art ensemble The Feel Collective, Nada Kano's Beirut Dance Studio and Sursock Museum, sound design/music for films by Lebanese filmmakers Maher Abi-Samra, Rania Rafei, Roy Deeb, Chadi Aoun, Nadim Tabet, among others and he also teaches sound courses at ALBA (Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts).
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