Nature Address You - Faris Ishaq
Faris Ishaq will shed a light on the NAY as a global flute, where he will expand its performance from melodic to percussive and harmonic expressions.
Arts Canteen proudly presents “NAY : Nature Addresses You”
A journey narrated by the nay calling for self-discovery. Musically, Faris will shed a light on the nay as a global flute, where he will expand its performance from melodic to percussive and harmonic expressions. Moreover, the session will showcase his innovation of a new performance set that consists of playing simultaneously the nay, leg-percussion and frame drum.
As natural as the nay is, in order for its sound to come out, a consistent reflective connection has to be made between the nay, the player and the environment within which it is played. Perhaps that is why the Sufi Tradition chose the nay as an instrument for self-discovery.
The performance “NAY : Nature Addresses You” is a solo performance that aims to strengthen the bond between humanity and nature and invites for a journey narrated by the nay calling for self-discovery. In the Performance, Nay Master Faris Ishaq sheds light on the Nay as a global flute, where he expands it’s performance from melodic to percussive and harmonic expressions.
On top of that, while playing the Nay he accompanies himself by playing leg-percussion and frame drum simultaneously.
A Palestinian Nay Master, Global Jazz Flutist and Composer. Faris is known to his mastery of the ancient flutes “Nay”. In today's modern musical landscape he is on a mission to unlock its maximum potential. While facing stigma often associated with its perceived limitations, he's been able to defy such expectations, performing in demanding idioms such as jazz and other world music traditions.
Pushing the boundaries of his instrument, he performed with numerous world-class jazz musicians such as Danilo Perez and George Garzone. In 2018,