*43 copies limited edition* Virus2020 ( فيروس ٢٠٢٠ ) creates soundscapes that transcend divisions, where you can’t identify a specific culture, where boundaries dissolve. His approach combines elements of both tradition and modernity, blending acoustic and electronic textures seamlessly and incorporating, alongside a range of analogue and digital machines, handcrafted wind instruments inspired by North African rituals. Virus2020 is the solo project of Rami Harrabi, a Tunisian artist born in 1989 in Sousse (TN), enthralled by Arab and north-African art, instruments, traditions and rituals. Harrabi is a composer, performer, sound-designer; he self published his debut album, "I don't know," in December 2021, followed by the second album "Sect", in 2022. "Khushue", the third work, is now published published by Unexplained Sounds Group.
Currently his research focuses on music instruments such as mezwed, mezwej, matbeg, and yarghoul, traditional instruments used in North African and Middle Eastern countries. They are typically played with a range of micro-intervals that allows the creation of complex melodies. These instruments have double reeds, meaning two reeds vibrate simultaneously to produce sound. This characteristic allows for playing smaller intervals than possible with a single-reed instrument, so that musicians can create complex microtonal melodies and harmonies, alongside multiphonic effects. Under tha name "Rig", Harrabi also runs a trio project in collaboration with Ismail Lassoued and Ghassen Ben Brahim, and collaborates with Rim Harrabi for video projects.