Faten Kanaan

Brooklyn-based composer and musical artist Faten Kanaan builds songs by live-looping them, without the use of samplers, sequencers, or arpeggiators. Cyclical patterns are central to her work, with the exploration of harmony and counterpoint as narrative tools.


Syrian-Palestinian-Jordanian-Lebanese, b. Walsrode, Germany.

Brooklyn-based composer and producer Faten Kanaan explores cyclical patterns in her music, using harmony and counterpoint as narrative tools. Sound & silence become intuitive gestures that tell a wordless story.

Inspired by cinematic forms and mythological/folkloric story structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; she focuses on bringing an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances.

Recently signing to Fire Records, Faten Kanaan’s follow up to 2018’s  ‘Foxes’ is her fourth album  ‘A Mythology of Circles’ , which  explores the mythologies  behind cyclical repetitions in nature and time.


A strangely haunting yet beautiful bouquet of nocturnal, electronic blooms ranging from poignant ambient vignettes to chamber-like pop, from Brooklyn’s Faten Kanaan - a gifted musical story-teller