“The new album by the Pakistani American film composer Qasim Naqvi, Teenages, is a masterclass in the almost forgotten art of playing synthesisers for their own sake, rather than using them as tools to be linked to a sequencer. Naqvi generates interest simply by exploring a voltage-controlled modular analogue synth, revelling in each arpeggiated splutter, each buzzsaw burp, and each slightly unstable wobble, like a virtuoso violinist trying out a Stradivarius.”
I created the music for this amazing film by Mariam Ghani and it’s premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 9th. It’s about 5 unfinished films that were made during the Afghan Communist coup d'état-amazing history and I had the privilege of making some very strange music.
Super excited to be joining The Wordless Music Orchestra and Ricardo Romaneiro at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, as they accompany Terence Malick’s visual odyssey Voyage of Time. Program includes the music of Bach, Beethoven, Franglen, Haydn, Romaneiro, Mahler, Part and more, with a full orchestra, choir and me on Modular Synth! This is Malick’s visually stunning take on the creation of the universe and our planet-all happening inside the beautiful Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM.
Excited to announce this world premiere with the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside Tyondai Braxton's premiere of Telekinesis and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's premiere of Expanding! Check out a full stream of the concert HERE
My latest musical offering of two film soundtracks which came out a few weeks ago will be on display at PS1, as part of Naeem Mohaiemen's exhibition: There Is No Last Man. The feature film Tripoli Cancelled and its score will be screening in beautiful wide screen format. Go check it out and also, PS1 admission is FREE