Musical Performance: "Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Album Release Preview Concert at the River to River Festival"

Fri, June 16, 2017 6:00 pm at 28 Liberty Plaza

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As part of the River to River Festival, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and New Amsterdam present:

Rivers of Sound's Debut Album,Not Two.

Open and free to the public

Album can pre-ordered here.

Composer, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound brings a large ensemble of 17 musicians from Western and Middle Eastern musical. Using resonance as its governing principle, Rivers of Sound incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary practices to create a unique microtonal environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.

In performing Not Two, an original composition by Amir ElSaffar, each musician interacts with the group through both improvised and composed material to create a novel composite sound, transcending notions of tradition and style.


Tareq Abboushi, buzuq

Jason Adasciewicz, vibraphone

Naseem Alatrash, cello

Carlo DeRosa, bass

Amir ElSaffar, trumpet, santur

Dena ElSaffar, violin, jowza

Ole Mathisen, tenor saxophone

Aakash Mittal, alto saxophone

Tim Moore, percussion

Miles Okazaki, guitar

Aruan Ortiz, piano

Mohammed Saleh, oboe

Josh Sinton, bass saxophone, clarinet

Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam

Zafer Tawil, 'oud, percussion

Nasheet Waits, drums

George Ziadeh, 'oud, vocals

Last updated: 2017-06-13 13:22:51

Rivers of Sound
Rivers of Sound
Amir ElSaffar
Amir ElSaffar

28 Liberty Plaza

28 Liberty
New York, NY 10005

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