New York Oud Festival Day 1 | Brandon Terzic, Adam Good

by Brooklyn Maqam
New York Oud Festival Day 1 | Brandon Terzic, Adam Good
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 (EDT)
08:00PM - 11:00PM
900 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Collaborator New York Oud Festival
The New York Oud Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue music festival that displays the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York's diverse musical culture. The NYOF celebrates the oud and its wide-ranging influence on global music culture, showcasing artists from a multitude of traditions and contexts, and demonstrating why the oud continues to be one of the world's most beloved instruments.

New York Oud Festival Day 1 | Brandon Terzic, Adam Good
8pm (7:30 doors)
Tuesday April 23rd 2024
Sisters - 900 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
$25 advance ($30 door)

Day 1 of the festival will feature sets by oudists Brandon Terzic and Adam Good.  Seating is limited so first-come first-serve!

Iconoclastic oudist Brandon Terzic has performed with everyone from rising Sudanese pop Diva Alsarah to master composer Henry Threadgill. Drawing on his blues guitar roots, he absorbed the wellspring of Malian griot and Moroccan Gnawa traditions, as well as the downtown NYC improv aesthetic, and forged it into the sonic calligraphy of the Arabic Oud.

Long on virtuosity, near telepathic musical interplay and the rhythmic and/melodic aspects of India, Africa and the Middle East as interpreted through a western ethos. The Music of Trio Xalam is transcendent and transportive. Led by Oudist Brandon Terzic, the Trio is rounded out by virtuoso cellist Rufus Cappadocia and master percussionist Matt Kilmer.

Adam Good is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and composer working with contemporary modal music in the traditional styles of Turkey, Greece and Eastern Europe. His musicianship on guitar, Turkish ud, tanbur, and knowledge of Turkish makam has made Adam a fixture of the Balkan and Middle Eastern music scenes in the US and abroad. Adam’s studies of the ud, beginning in 2005 with Turkish ud master Necati Çelik and makam based composition with Ross Daly have had a profound impact on his musical journey.

Adam plays with the ensembles Dolunay (Turkish music), Brenna MacCrimmon, Greek Judas (heavy metal Greek rebetika), Pontic Firebird (Greek Pontic), and with clarinet master Souren Baronian's ensemble Taksim.