BINT is a musician and interdisciplinary artist currently based in New York. Working across sound, visual and performance art, BINT applies contemporary methods to the traditional multicultural technologies of her ancestries (Pakistani, Egyptian, American, etc). With a focus on inherited metaphysical tech, her practice is interested in the perennial role of the artist-mystic in cultural preservation and liberation work.
As a musician, BINT turns to a palette of dissonance, distortion, long-form drones and noise to access corresponding emotional states in herself and listeners–most known for her unusual approach to processed harmonium and multilingual vocals, through analog synthesis, pedals and cassette tape. In 2019, BINT released Katabasis: Act I, an EP applying dark ambient power electronics and Arabic mother tongue to her classical Hindustani vocal training. Her current work explores technological uses of applied magic often in public, experiential settings; most recently using combinations of sound, sampling, ritual and various methods of computer-processing to create multisensory experiences.
In 2023 she was awarded a year-long residency with ISSUE Project Room for SOLVE ET COAGULA → عيب , a series of three commissioned programs mirroring the primary stages of Arabic alchemical transmutation. All three programs were audiovisual immersive sound rituals loosely based on the structure and setting of Sufi sem’a gatherings, in which communal MENASA experiences of shame were anonymously collected and transmuted through sound and ritual processing.
She has shown work internationally, including a wide range of commissions and collaborations with the likes of Black Sabbath, Joan La Barbara, the Copro Gallery, Atelier Mélusine and Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Recent appearances and lectures are listed below and could be found in more depth on the NEWS page.