John Kameel Farah plays both books of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier/Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, connecting keys with improvisations and electronic episodes, weaving the series into a contrapuntal soundscape. The 3 p.m. concert features Farah Book 1.
Sat. Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1.
Sat. Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2
Due to limited seated (studio holds c.30 seats) we ask that you contact us in advance to let us know you're coming. We ask for a donation of €15-20 at the door, but no one will be turned away because of paying less.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming.
John Kameel Farah is a composer and pianist who embraces aspects of Baroque and Early Music, Middle-Eastern Music, Improvisation and all forms of Electronic Music. Born in Brampton, Ontario, he studied composition and piano at the University of Toronto, where he received the Glenn Gould Composition Award. In 1999 he studied privately with Terry Riley in California, and later at the Arabic Music Retreat in Hartford.
In concert, Farah combines the piano with synthesizers and electronics, moving freely between improvisations, soundscapes, and driving, asymmetrical rhythms, referring to it as “Baroque-Middle-Eastern-Cyberpunk”. He also presents his project, “Music for Organ and Synthesizers” in churches across Canada and Europe.