MOHAMMED FAIROUZ (b 1985 )
Mohammed Fairouz, born in 1985, is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded composers of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as “an important new artistic voice” and by BBC World News as “one of the most talented composers of his generation,” Fairouz integrates Middle-Eastern modes into Western structures, to deeply expressive effect. His output encompasses virtually every genre, including opera, symphonies, ensemble works, chamber and solo pieces, choral settings, and more than a dozen song cycles. A selection of these works can be heard on Naxos 8.559744. Commissions have come from Rachel Barton Pine, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Borromeo String Quartet, Imani Winds, the New York Festival of Song, Da Capo Chamber Players, Cantus, and many others. Recent premières include his first opera, Sumeida’s Song, and his fourth symphony, In the Shadow of No Towers (Naxos 8.573205), both greeted with critical acclaim.
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Watch trailer: Composer Mohammed Fairouz talks about his latest work In the Shadow of No Towers