Seven Years Outlines
In 2012 Maher left Syria his home country with no way back. Since that he’s been through different experiences and has gotten a capacious knowledge in both life and music.
The concert ‘Seven Years Outlines’ is describing how these experiences reflect on Maher’s compositions, which have been inspired of different events he’s been through.
Being a musician was the spot of light of finding the way out of the depth of chaos which the war had caused to every individual Syrian. The music was the way he chose to document what a massive recreation of life in diaspora means.
By using varied music styles range between classical, jazz, groovy and Syrian music, Maher creates his own sound to draw the story of his journey with both bitter and sweet sides.
In this concert, Maher is graduating from the Soloist-line (The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma - composition) from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark
Soprano sax.: Nikola Bankov
Alto sax.: Nathanael Wetterud
Trumpet: Gustav Nyboe Hagner
Trombone: Jonathan Bruun Meyer
El. Guitar: Thor Arnarsson
Keyboard: Malthe Jepsen
El. Bass: Philip Olsen
Drums: Simon Lacouture
Violin I: Magnus Graf Skou
Violin II: Kristine Kier Jørgensen
Viola: Kirsten Buus Andersen
Cello: Maria Kolby Sonstad
Oud: Maher Mahmoud
Piano, guest musician: Salam Susu