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Motion Graphics/Digital Effects Project

The concept behind this audio/visual work is in it’s name, “Inzil, Ya Matar Inzil”. It’s an arabic phrase that directly translates to “Fall, oh rain fall”, and acts as a cry for rain. The country where I come from, U.A.E., being a desert one, scarcely sees rain throughout out the year, however, when it does fall it is seen as a blessing. The natives of the land will begin praying to god and request for their deepest desires. So in this land, rain is perceived with high regards and welcomed with open arms. This experimental audio-visual production aims to encapsulate these desires and feelings. Through the use of arabic scales in the music and islamic geometry accompanied by scenes of the arid desert landscape with glimpses of rain.

The music included in this production, which has been self-produced, reflects this desire. It is melancholic and yearning. I call the music form Arab-futurism. It takes influences from arabic music in terms of instrumental scales and beat form, but includes techno elements with electronic overtones, which were aimed to add an aspect of struggle. There are underlays of rain and walking in the mud audio samples which acts as a reminder for times when rain was around. The fusion of the musical arabic elements, natural audio samples, and electronic components alludes to a future time in the Arab world; a future that may be even more bare of the blessing of rain.

Technology Used: Adobe CC, Ableton Live

Inzil, Ya Matar Inzil