Orbit : Sufi Spheres
For “Orbit: Sufi Spheres”, LP invites you to join this magical night where you can be immersed in melodies; following the line of the bass down the rabbit hole. “Orbit”, guarantees a transcendent experience, where we’re surrounded by the melodic sounds of harmony.
Bram Stadhouders has created a harmony of the spheres with mathematical algorithmic amazement, in which each string of his self-developed 'surround guitar' has its own direction. There is no way not to be carried away once inside the 3d music experience; Orbit. The experience is only richer with the added dimension of Aleppine vocals; Khaled Alhafez, who will join Bram with traditional and Sufi chants.
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One of the most influential, free-thinking guitarists of his generation. In addition to being a gifted guitarist and improviser, he is a composer and initiator of groundbreaking projects. Bram caused a furore with numerous productions off the beaten track, such as the guitar-driven Big Barrel organ project; Orbit with 'surround guitar' and collaborations with, among others, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Nils Petter Molvaer, Baroque Orchestration X, Sidsel Endresen, Jim Black and Under the Surface. They brought him to more than 800 concert stages, including major (jazz) festivals, in 60+ countries, on 4 continents. Bram's playing is influenced by (natural) landscapes, visual arts, ambient and global music, always exploring the boundary between improvisation and composition. Trained as a jazz guitarist, he often seeks metamorphosis with electronics and classical music. With each new project he tries to challenge himself again. Bram is part of the trio Under the surface (with singer Sanne Rambags and drummer Joost Lijbaart) and is currently working on three major projects:
Professional singer and singing teacher in Syria. He was a teacher of oriental muwashahat singing at the Damascus Conservatory. He is a member of ensembles such as Nawa and Ramal, he sang in Fabrizio Cassol's Alefba project, and recently joined the Wajd ensemble. He has given numerous concerts and masterclasses in Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.