FOUR ARABIC SKETCHES FOR OUR FUTURE MUSICIANS

This collection of four short concert pieces for beginners is intended to introduce the new musicians, as well as the audience, to the world of Arabic music in a fun and enjoyable way, and is designed to make the ensemble practice easy and productive. Every piece introduces a scene from Arabic folklore, inviting the littleContinue reading “FOUR ARABIC SKETCHES FOR OUR FUTURE MUSICIANS”

ARAB-BORESCENT SYMMETRY IN THREE WINDS BY THE ARC PROJECT

As a part of THREE WINDS by THE ARC PROJECT, the piece ARAB-BORESCENT SYMMETRY for wind trio (Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet in Bb) was premiered by the amazing Anna Palko (Flute), Desmond Clarke (Oboe), and Sapphire Littler (Clarinet), and streamed live through the Arc Project’s social media pages and YouTube Channel. The aim of thisContinue reading “ARAB-BORESCENT SYMMETRY IN THREE WINDS BY THE ARC PROJECT”

A Tune For Amer’s Horn | Mata festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble

Happy to share with you the premiere of my piece “A TUNE FOR AMER’S HORN” for French Horn, Piano, and Double Bass, which was premiered on May 6, 2022, by the International Contemporary Ensemble at the 2022 MATA Festival, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York. Dedicated to my friend Amer Slim, this 12 minutesContinue reading “A Tune For Amer’s Horn | Mata festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble”

Saintes Residency April 2022

As a part of the NAFAS program (LA RESIDENCE D’ARTISTES ET PROFESSIONNELS DE LA CULTURE LIBANAIS), I was invited to spend three weeks in the Abbaye Aux Dames in the beautiful city of Saintes – France.During this residency period of three weeks (10 – 30 April), I was planning to work on my “Arabic VerticalContinue reading “Saintes Residency April 2022”

Arabic Vertical Poems for Piano

“Arabic Piano Vertical Poems ” is a set of 16 piano pieces that link measured Arabic poetry with modern contemporary Arabic music, to set a link between language and music, literature and abstraction, past and present, and to reflect an echo of the ancient musical rhythm in the classical Arabic language, as well as toContinue reading “Arabic Vertical Poems for Piano”

MY INTERVIEW ON “Forum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte Transnational”

I was pleased to be a guest of Dc. Fida’a Soubaiti, on her program hosted by the “Forum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte Transnational“, on Wednesday, March 30.After a small introduction by Dc. Fida’a about me and my background, I started with a presentation about my project The Lebanese Living Composers Channel, then Free Music EducationContinue reading “MY INTERVIEW ON “Forum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte Transnational””

THE MORABA’ DANCE (رقصة المربّع)

Honorable mention in Gardner composition competition by The American Viola Sociaty, “The Mourba’ Dance” is a contemporary Arabic piece for solo viola written under the request form, and recorder and premiered by, the Lebanese-American violist Noemie Chemaly “The Mouraba’ Dance” Opus 13C is a piece for solo Viola, based on the traditional ancient Arabic rhythmContinue reading “THE MORABA’ DANCE (رقصة المربّع)”

Small changes mini-grant for “Free Music Education For All” project

I was pleased to be a part of the online cultural exchange and public dialogue on artistic freedom in Lebanon held by Freemuse and ESA Business School, as a receiver of the “Small changes” mini-grant from Freemuse for my project “Free Music Education For All” in which I presented my project and take a partContinue reading “Small changes mini-grant for “Free Music Education For All” project”

Global Youth Ambassador at World Music Conference 2021

DECODING WELLNESS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS THROUGH MUSIC The world music conference theme for the 2021 I am honored to be presenting Lebanon at the World Music Conference 2021, where I shared my experience as a founder, artistic director, and conductor of “Orchestra Al Mokhyam”, and “Choueifet Orchestra and Choir”, and talking about howContinue reading “Global Youth Ambassador at World Music Conference 2021”