Beirut & Beyond | Porest
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Across decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, post-globalised hate-pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully re-arranged realities on multiple labels. His blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle – and more recently with his own label, Sham Palace – Mark has shared decades of research of scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings from the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.