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 resonancefm.com, 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).
MP3 originally posted at resonancefm.com. 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 johnfarah.com.
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Thanks for this Marc, it’s really great.