Sound Cutter MoCha composes electronic and electro-acoustic activist music with the experimental project "Checkpoint 303".
Checkpoint 303 (Palestine/Tunisia/France) is an avant-garde activist sonic project that creates experimental electronic music that aims at raising international awareness about the ongoing injustice and suffering of the civilian populations throughout the Middle East and the arab world. Checkpoint 303 combines field recordings predominantly performed in Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria & Yemen with electronic beats, FX, oud and subtle oriental tunes.
:: Music & Humanitarian Activism
Using site recordings from Palestine, Checkpoint 303 constructs soundscapes live that weave cinematic audio with experimental sound processing and complex rhythms. Through its compositions, collected sounds and noise, Checkpoint 303 spreads a message of peace and a call for the respect of human rights. Contrasting with the mainstream media's exclusive depiction of violence and suffering in the middle-east, CP-303's sound collages also report on the heroic hope that subsists in the region as well as the seemingly banal but ever so meaningful little things that embody a daily search for normality in a state of emergency.
:: Checkpoint 303 Collective
SC MoCha (music composition, oud, design art work, production) collaborates with SC Yosh (field recordings, VJ, co-founding member), Miss K SuShi (keys, vocals), Cheikh Julio (Field recordings, VJ), Visual Hacker Diddy (VJ), VL Monalisa (vocals), Mehdi Douss (guitar), etc. Checkpoint 303 has ongoing collaboration with various international artists and activists.
Echoes of Beirut EP [2006 - CC]
Checkpoint Tunes [2005-2011 - CC]
Sidi Bouzid Syndrome EP [2012 - CC]
:: Checkpoint 303 Live
One of the highlights of CHECKPOINT 303's live performances includes being invited by Massive Attack in several shows in the UK in 2007 and in France in 2008 and 2009. Over the last couple of years, Checkpoint 303 has performed electronic and live electro-acoustic sets in several countries (France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Danemark, Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, Palestine, Tunisia, Belgium, etc.) spreading the word for peace, freedom and human rights through a blend of twisted electronica, downtempo, breakbeats, oriental riffs and field recordings...
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