New Music Biennial: The Moon has Become by Yazz Ahmed

Sat 23 April 2022

Created by British-Bahraini composer and trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, this piece is presented as a surround-sound sonic artwork and performed live by an 11-piece ensemble. Inspired by the ethos of WOMAD and celebrating 'a world that has no boundaries’, Ahmed invites audiences into the world of electronic-Middle-Eastern-rave-jazz. ‘The Moon Has Become’ has been conceived as a response to artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation (previously at Coventry Cathedral), and showcases new sound palettes and studio techniques explored by Ahmed during the pandemic.

Yazz Ahmed seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. Her career has included collaborations with Radiohead and Transglobal Underground, and commissions for Adult Swim and New York’s Festival of New Trumpet Music.

In 2020 she won two Jazz FM awards - ‘Jazz Act of the Year’ and ‘Jazz Album of the Year’, plus the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation in Composition.

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