“Temple of Leaves” for electronics (Live)
Tonight: solo performance at Petersbuger Art Space in Berlin
“Ave Nobilissima Creatura” for choir
Tonight: premiere of “Ave Nobilissima Creatura” by the Chamber Choir Josquin des Préz
“Unfurling the Veil” for electronics (live)
Premiere of “Rituels” by the Neue Kammerchor Berlin (Adrian Emans)
“Jubilate!” (Ensemble Mira Carmina)
I had a recording session with the ladies of Mira Carmina (cond. Marie Eumont) to record two compositions for female choir including this “Jubilate!” strongly influenced by Eastern folk music.
unleash the composer within at CHOR.COM!
Let’s meet in Hannover (GER) on the 13th and 14th of September Europa’s biggest choir event and unleash the composer within! The practical Path to free Composition, a workshop about creating music the natural way. Sign up here.
“و أين أختبئ إذاً؟” by Fayha Choir (Lebanon)
The video of the premiere of “و أين أختبئ إذاً؟” (Wa ayna akthabi’ou? – translated “And where can I run away to?”) for a capella mixed choir by the Fayha Choir conducted by Barkev Taslakian on the 21st of December 2018 in Balamand University, Tripoli/Lebanon. This piece is one of the compositions I wrote where polyphonic choral writing meets Arabic music.
“Discordes & Amitiés” for orchestra
When it comes to orchestral music, especially amateur music entities like for instance wind orchestras or brass bands, the music is very often both extremely conservative and very difficult. In my opinion, this does not make any sense and I therefore decided to do exactly the opposite: a flexible and easy-to-perform composition that sounds like today. On the one hand, “Discordes & Amitiés” is written as a flexible orchestration and is exempt of any superfluous technical difficulty to let the performers concentrate on the only things that matters: the quality of the music. On the other hand, it is written in a very free tonal language, takes a lot from middle-east music and explores the possibilities of group improvisation. This is the recording of the premiere which occurred on the 11th of may 2019 during a residency in France, involving four local orchestras.