Sa, 11/03/2023, 15:00 Uhr

John Kameel Farah

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I (15:00) and Book II (19:00)

J.S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I and Book II
John Kameel Farah (piano & synthesizers)

Doors 14:30 | Concert 15:00 (Book I) and 19:00 (Book II)
March 11 | Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

John Kameel Farah plays Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in its entirety, connecting keys with improvisations and electronic episodes, weaving the series into a contrapuntal soundscape.

Farah is a composer and pianist who embraces aspects of baroque and early music, Middle Eastern music, improvisation, and electronic music. 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.

Farah has toured across Europe, the U.K and North America, as well as South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, and Israel/Palestine, giving concerts at Berlin’s Volksbühne and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Kölner Philharmonie, Sadler’s Wells in London, and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In 2022/2023, he is doing a composition residency with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, writing a new work for piano, orchestra and electronics.

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Doors 20:00 / Concert 20:30
  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin