Piano Vertical Poems

Wajdi Abou Diab  |  Music  |  2022  |  Lebanon
"Vertical Poems for Piano" is a 16-track piano album that attempts to link the metered verse of classical Arabic poetry with contemporary musical composition. At a compositional process level, the project will take 16 classical poems as a starting point, distilling and then extracting the rhythm of recitation, before plotting them onto the piano, rendering it an “Arabic instrument.” These piano works will be played by Ramzi Hakim.