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The Electronic Arab Spring (MP3)

The Toronto-based composer John Kameel Farah is equally at home in electronic and classical music. That’s especially the case with dance-leaning electronic music and the non-Western classical music, notably from Middle Eastern traditions. In a recent extended podcast at, he showcased some of his current work, and did a welcome job of explaining it (MP3). One particularly inspired piece begins at 11:18 in the MP3 (the intro starts at 9:49), mixing his elegant piano with crabwalk electronic percussion. It’s a kind of chamber music parallel to the more orchestral efforts of Roni Size (circa Reprazent).

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MP3 originally posted at It’s been six years since Farah was mentioned on this site (“Post-Piano MP3s”), but it certainly won’t be another six. More on the composer at

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. [ Posted September 19, 2011, at 7:46 am ]

    Thanks for this Marc, it’s really great.

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