John Kameel Farah: "Time Sketches" Toronto release concert

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Event Title: John Kameel Farah: "Time Sketches" Toronto release concert
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: The Monarch Tavern (downstairs concert space) 12 Clinton St., Toronto
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: --
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: Facebook Event Page

Sunday, June 11, 8:00pm

TIME SKETCHES: John Kameel Farah, piano + synthesizers

I'll be coming to Toronto to celebrate the release of my new album, "TIME SKETCHES" in a concert at the Monarch Tavern.

Hear some sounds here:

"Baroque counterpoint, Arabic melodies and rhythms, free improvisation, ambient minimalism, and all forms of electronic dance music — these are all tools that pianist-composer John Kameel Farah uses in his music, in a compositional approach one could call “Maximalism”. Both a virtuosic pianist and imaginative electronic producer, Farah layers colourful sounds and poly-rhythms to build other-wordly orchestral landscapes. More than a collection of tracks, Time Sketches is more like a symphonic cycle in 10-movements, culminating in the final “Fantasia” which stylistically spans several centuries. Using the piano alongside an array of synthesizers and electronics, Farah represents a new generation of North-American composers, whose intensely expressive style allows dramatic narratives to co-exist alongside abstraction and complexity."