Thank you to my fellow McGill graduate, Maikai Nash, for programming and playing my Prelude. This piece is very dear to my heart. Here's a little snippet about it, and a link to listen to me perform it on my first album, Thoughts.
It was composed in 2001. I was in Damascus, Syria. One spring morning, I went to the Higher Institute of Music where I was a student and found that the rehearsal hall was empty. This was a large hall, with big brown-wooden framed windows that cove
Friday night, after my turn at the orchestral recording session, I had to run to the airport to catch a red-eye flight to Hamburg in order to attend the world premiere of my piece Souvenir du Soleil. I arrived to the airport only to discover that Air Canada is refusing to issue me a boarding pass. Why? Because my return date, the morning of November 26, would be a day over the three months leading to my passport's expiry in February. So...apparently I'm not allowed to fly unl
Souvenir du Soleil, my 12 minute symphonic dance for full orchestra, will have its World Premiere in Germany this weekend. It was commissioned by the Theater Lüneburg as part of the concert series 'East West Dance Melody'. Can't wait to hear it performed by the Lüneburger Symphonikerand conducted by Thomas Dorsch. Details below.
___________________________ Souvenir du Soleil (Memory of the Sun) What does the sun see during our lives? And if we were to ask her about her memor
Honoured beyond belief to be nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award in the World Music category for my piece, The Road to Jenin from the feature film The Curve by Rifqi Assaf. As a composer, I couldn't be any prouder, nor any more grateful to have worked with a team of stellar musicians who brought my music to life. Thank you!