Debutkoncert - Maher Mahmoud, rytmisk komposition

"Seven Years Outlines"

Fredag d. 26. april kl. 20.00
Musikhuset Aarhus, Rytmisk Sal
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In 2012 Maher left Syria his home country with no way back. Since that he’s been through different experiences and has gotten a capacious knowledge in both life and music.

The concert ‘Seven Years Outlines’ is describing how these experiences reflect on Maher’s compositions, which have been inspired of different events he’s been through.

Being a musician was the spot of light of finding the way out of the depth of chaos which the war had caused to every individual Syrian. The music was the way he chose to document what a massive recreation of life in diaspora means.

By using varied music styles range between classical, jazz, groovy and Syrian music, Maher creates his own sound to draw the story of his journey with both bitter and sweet sides.

Maher Mahmoud
Maher Mahmoud is a Syrian composer and oudist. He was born in 1986 in Salamiya, a city in the middle of Syria, and lived in Damascus until 2012 when he briefly moved to Jordan. In 2013 Maher moved to Denmark, where he presently resides.

Maher started his musical education by learning the Arabic oud. In 2010 he graduated from The Higher Institute of Music in Damascus, where he studied both classical Arabic and Western music. Maher has since 2005 been composing and arranging for several musical groups: big band, symphony orchestra, solo, various ensemble sizes, Arabic Takht and chamber orchestra. He is interested in world music and discovering new sounds on the oud and additionally, experimenting with different styles of contemporary music.

Since 2009, Maher has worked with different bands and artists in Denmark, UK and around Europe – among others are Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, Dunia Ensemble, The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra, EU.Terpe Orchestra, Dicte, JSO Bremen-Nord Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, RUM band, Blood-Sweat-Drum & Bass big band, S. Møller Big Band, Art Ensemble Syd, Listen! Trio, Nouri Iskandar String Quartet, Li Dine, Simon Spang-Hansen & Middle Earth, Jiraan, Grænseløs, Jovan Pavlovic Trio and many others.

Alongside, Maher is working on several projects, which range from Arabic, jazz and classical oriental music, and is starting a new network of Syrian professional musicians around Europe in collaboration with Danish musicians in Denmark, where he found The Syrian Expat Ensemble.

Last, but not least, Maher also composes his own music that involves experimenting with the oud in different musical styles. His debut album Mirage was released in 2010.

More about Maher: www.mahermahmoud.dk

Lineup:
Soprano sax.: Nikola Bankov
Alto sax.: Nathanael Wetterud
Trumpet: Gustav Nyboe Hagner
Trombone: Jonathan Bruun Meyer
El. Guitar: Thor Arnarsson
Keyboard: Malthe Jepsen
El. Bass: Philip Olsen
Drums: Simon Lacouture
Violin I: Magnus Graf Skou
Violin II: Kristine Kier Jørgensen
Viola: Kirsten Buus Andersen
Cello: Maria Kolby Sonstad

Oud: Maher Mahmoud
Piano, guest musician: Salam Susu

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