Popular composer and musician, Zeid Hamdan, has just added another accomplishment to his profile.
He recently scored the soundtrack to the movie Round Trip, a feature-length film by Syrian director Meyar Al-Roumi and produced by Bizibi Production Company. Along with fellow musician Miles Jay, Hamdan combined a wide variety of instruments - including a Buzuk, guitalele, kalimba, melodica, Lyra, accordion, contrebass, and percussion - to create the main theme. The result? A stimulating melody rife with gypsy and Arabic texture, emotionally stirring and musically genius.
Smoothly combing the oddest of instruments, Hamdan creates a round trip through his music - so much so that if you really close your eyes and listen you'll be able to see blurry images of trees and buildings fading as you travel by. And at the end of it all, when you open your eyes, you'll realize that you never actually went anywhere to begin with. And just like that, you're back where you started.
For those interested, feel free to stream or download Hamdan's work here. It's definitely worth it.
The film will be screened at the Dubai Film Festival on Decemeber 11 and 13.
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