Zaid Jabri


Damascus-born violinist and composer; studied with Zbigniew Bujarski and Krzysztof Penderecki. His musical outlook has been shaped by being simultaneously steeped in the European and Middle-Eastern culture, which synthesized into original colors and harmonics. Jabri’s music has grown on the debris of the major and minor system, using exotic microtonality and shedding the constraints of any single composing technique and enabling him to express crucial aesthetic values: lyricism, emotional saturation, and changeability. (AM)

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Ode to Maulana Rumi for Qanun, 8 Cellos and multichannel tape

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 20'
genre: electroacoustic works
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Fundacja na Rzecz Promocji Młodych Wiolonczelistów
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: 25 September 2020


ODE TO MAULANA RUMI for Qanun, 8 Cellos and multichannel tape premiere, held on 19 September at the Soho Factory hall in Warsaw.


Youssef Nasif, qanun
Zaid Jabri, tape
Cellonet Ensemble
Andrzej Bauer, conductor