Joseph Tawadros Album Launch

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Joseph Tawadros returns to Nexus to present music from his acclaimed new album World Music.

Nexus Arts is thrilled to welcome back the sage musicality of Australian oud player and composer Joseph Tawadros performing music from his remarkable new album World Music on Saturday September 17th.

“This album is totally different to anything I’ve done before,” Joseph says. “As well as the oud, I'm playing a range of other wonderful instruments. Music is a part of my being - I live and breathe it - and this record is my attempt to transfer that energy and life into these other instruments as well as my beloved oud.“

“For the ‘World Music’ album, I immersed myself in a range of genres, drawing upon my previous collaborations - practicing, adapting, improvising - letting my technical limitations on each instrument guide the course of the compositions. This is a very organic way of music making, letting the spirit of each instrument flow through me without striving for virtuosity."

At 32, Joseph Tawadros is established as one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso of diversity and sensitivity, Joseph performs in concert halls worldwide and is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship and joyous style of performance.

His drive to push musical boundaries has led to many collaborations with significant performers and a solid repertoire of innovative, original music. He has recorded 13 albums – Storyteller, Rouhani, Visions, Epiphany, Angel, The Prophet: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Kahlil Gibran, The Hour of Separation, Band of Brothers, Concerto of the Greater Sea, Chameleons of the White Shadow, Permission to Evaporate, Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors and his latest offering World Music. Joseph has received 12 nominations and won three ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Best World Music Album.

Joining Joseph on September 17 as he performs on Oud, Piano, Cello, Trumpet, Viola, Nay, Double Bass, Vocals and Qanun will be Matt McMahon (Piano) Karl Dunnicliff (Bass)
and James Tawadros (Percussion)

“One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia … with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… His writing displays a real depth of emotion …revelling in a zest for life and celebration.”
– THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER
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By: Nexus Arts