Ryen Bani-Hashemi, Untitled Project Abstract
From the speech of political leaders preaching a “battle of ideas”, to the sounds of discriminatory airport security procedures, and the mosquito-like buzzing of drones or the deafening IDF “sonic booms”, the rise of Islamophobia and US military responses have contributed a destructive element to the soundscapes of the Middle East and much of Africa. This project aims to draw attention to, and critique, the mainstream Islamophobic mindset in the west and its substantive applications abroad. It ultimately aims to clarify how a particular bias and manifestation of stereotyping contributes to the world we live in today.
The attached image is a screenshot of my project in a DAW. IT incorporates sounds from YouTube, the BBC sound archive, and my own recordings.
 UN Doc. S/2001/1275 (December 27, 2001).