Hany Manja is a Damascus-born musician, electronic music producer, oud player, and co-founder of “Beirut Synthesizer Center.”
Hany has been based in Beirut since 2019 after having spent fifteen years in Prague, where he was part of “Synth Library Prague,” a platform for electronic music education, and collaborated with Bastl Instruments.
Hany has worked in many studios, composed music for TV/short movies/installations, and released four singles and two EPs. During his stay in Beirut he studied traditional Arabic music and the oud.
In September 2020, Hany co-founded, with Petra Hawi, “Rust” a musical duo that combines traditional Arabic vocals with contemporary electronic sounds.
In 2021, he also co-founded Beirut Synthesizer Center, a community-based space for self-directed learning with a primary focus on the study of musical synthesis and sound.
Hany works as a facilitator and an educator at the center, giving workshops on synthesis and music production.