Music and architecture come together in a series of talks and concerts hosted in, and inspired by, the unique buildings of Australia’s most famous modernist architect, Harry Seidler.
This powerhouse duo features famed oud player Rahim AlHaj and cellist Karim Wasfi. The oud has captivated audiences for more than 5,000 years, and the tradition lives on with this performance by one of the world's best players.
AlHaj has worked with Kronos Quartet and R.E.M, and his 2017 album Letters From Iraq captures the pressures of life lived in a state of permanent warfare, in a series of achingly beautiful pieces about young love and family.
Cellist Karim Wasfi is a former conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, who is best known in the west for performing at the site of car bomb explosions in Baghdad."The album is elegant and strikingly beautiful … but the true stories behind [Rahim AlHaj’s] compositions are chilling" Paste Magazine
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