88 Tuned Bongos: Concert by John Kameel Farah

Sep 25, 2015

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


A concert by pianist John Kameel Farah, presented as part of 88 Tuned Bongos, a series that explored experimental music for piano. The concert was composed of original work influenced by minimalism, electronic dance music, and Middle Eastern modes, as well as interpretations of classical compositions on the Disklavier. Kameel Farah’s performance opened with “Introitus” and “Mercurial” from his 2014 album Between Carthage and Rome, followed by the world premiere of his composition “Solo For Four Hands” that was commissioned by Western Front in 2015.

Following an intermission, Kameel Farah performed “Uprising” from his 2016 album Unfolding and “Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548” (1727–36) by Johannes Sebastian Bach. His concert closed with a performance of two more compositions from Between Carthage and Rome: “Distances” and “Sama’i Point.”

Presented in partnership with Coast Jazz & Blues Society, and with support from SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.