AFAC’s 2022 Music grant program
Honored to receive The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC‘s 2022 Music grant program, which will be used to produce my upcoming album “Vertical Poems” for piano.
“Vertical Poems for Piano” is a 16-track piano album that attempts to link the metered verse of classical Arabic poetry with contemporary musical composition. At a compositional process level, the project will take 16 classical poems as a starting point, distilling and then extracting the rhythm of recitation, before plotting them onto the piano, rendering it an “Arabic instrument.” These piano works will be played by Ramzi Hakim.
THE SAMA’I AQSAQ DANCE (رقصة السماعي أقصاق)
Happy to announce the YouTube premiere of my piece “The Sama’I Aqsaq Dance” ( رقصة السماعي أقصاق), for microtonal trumpet, beautifully recorded by Vasilis Nalbantis and mastered by Charbel Bark.
|Recording of the piece “Six variations in the Arabic style” for solo french horn by Louis Verchere|
|Recording of the piece “The Awfar Dance” for solo Violin by Violinist An Vedi|
|Encore for “Tafa’il – تفاعيل” as a part of the Prismatic Congruency presentation “Nature: beautiful, brutal, and balanced”, in Boston, March 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET|
|EAMA Summer Music Institute, 2-28 July, La Schola Cantorum, Paris, France|
|Recording and release of the album “Piano Vertical Poems” by pianist Ramzi Hakim, supported by AFAC.|
|Release/recording of the piece ” RAQSAT QASSIRA”, suite for two violas, by Talla Rouge duet|
Private Music Lessons
I like to push my students to their limits, keep them excited, and challenge them so they give the best of what they can, and the secret is in customizing the materials for each student taking into consideration his background, age, expectations, and needs.
As I came from an Arabic country, Lebanon, I always give special attention to Arabic music theory and practices, and I will always be happy to share my experience on how you can, as a composer or performer, get inspired by the elements of the Arabic music heritage and apply them to your own music.
My lessons can be provided in Arabic, English, or French.
I offer classes In-Studio (Located in Bahrain/Juffair), At Your Home (Bahrain only), or online (Via Zoom or Google Meet)
SO, LET’S DO SOME MUSIC TOGETHER!
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