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Ali Asaad

ABOUT ME

I was born on 30.11.1987 in Lattakia, Syria. On 2009 I moved from Syria to Turkey to study in Ankara State Conservatory – classical guitar department, Hacettepe University in Turkey. On 2013, I got internship in Paganini Conservatorio in Genoa, Italy for writing my own composition for classical guitar and string quartet. Between 2013 – 2015 scholarship to study in Karl-Franzens University, co-enrollment in Graz University of Music, Austria. Now I am continuing my master studies in Both universities in Musicology department, concerned with research issues in Ethnomusicology and Acoustics.
As a classical guitarist, singer and composer: I have been giving concerts constantly in Syria, Turkey, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, through various invitations for performing my own project and many other collaborations (such with Dima Orsho, Manfred Leuchter, Hassan Ali..et al.). I have recorded 2 albums of my own compositions on 2014 and 2017.

www.ali-asaad.com
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Honesty
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Reliability
  • Respect

Cultural background

  • Syrian Arab Republic

PROJECT MUSIC

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5:57
La 'Allam
The piece "La 'Allam" is simply a Love Song composed by Ali Asaad, it is a piece of Ali's current working on new Syrian Song formations, which is built on intimate spoken contemporary Syrian poetry (here the poet Hani Nadeem) with various dialects/accents of Syrian-Levantine Arabic. Reflecting nuances of Syrian youths and their concerns and struggles to establish normality and to be able to live love stories under the pressure of the last severe 8 years. This forms "a new identity" questions especially with the huge number of Syrian youths who moved to Europe recently. The new identity is reflected musically by collaborating with Russian Swiss-based arranger Sasha Shlain, and Swiss Saxophonist Thomi Geiger, trying to bring the Syrian Pop Song into its new orbit, to confront new musical textures and possibilities of arrangement, effected basically by Jazz settings and electronics, and to find its new paths of dialogue in its new society, targeting Syrians and Europeans at the same time.
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520 votes
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Lounge
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Drum set
  • Soprano saxophone
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ukraine
4:07
Searching for the Pitch No.1
The piece "Searching for the Pitch No.1" is built on Iraqi Folk Music / Religious Ritual Genre of Singing. It is being vocalized and recomposed by Ali Asaad (main chant and choir-like vocals). This uploaded track is a collaboration with the Russian Swiss-based composer Sasha (Alexander) Shlain who I have met on Beyond platform, and we started discussing and shaping our project together, and also with the Swiss composer and multi wind-instrumentalist Sandro Friedrich. The track includes Sasha Shalin's collaboration as arranger in the electronic accompaniment, as well as the own-improvised recorded solo of Duduk played by Sandro Friedrich. This will show how we are working on the material, and it is surely not a final result of every composition I am submitting (compositionally and for studio-related conditions).
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543 votes
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Duduk
  • Germany
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ukraine
5:02
Giresun
The piece "Giresun" is built on Turkish Folk Music from the Black Sea region of Turkey. It reflects Ali Asaad's various influences including Turkish rich musical culture and language, as he studied in Ankara State Conservatory before studying in Austria. It is being vocalized by Ali Asaad (main chant and choir-like vocals). This uploaded track is a collaboration with composer Sasha (Alexander) Shlain who I have met on Beyond platform, and we started discussing and shaping our project together. The track includes Sasha's collaboration as arranger in the electronic accompaniment. This will show how we are working on the material, and it is surely not a final result of every composition I am submitting (compositionally and for studio-related conditions).
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321 votes
  • Electronic
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Tenor
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Flute
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Turkey
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