Current and previous projects, commissions, and collaborations

Amygdala (2017)

Khyam Allami presents Amygdala, a cinematic and soundtrack-inspired exploration of Arabic electro-acoustic plucked strings and microtonal synthesis, as equally influenced by Popol Vuh and Gustavo Santaollala as by Middle Eastern maqam and the slow complex rhythmic cycles of the Andalusian muwashshahat.

Amygdala was originally comissioned by AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and featured Andrea Belfi (Drums), Daniele Camarda (Electric Fretless Bass), Christine Zayed (Qanun) and Layale Chaker (Violin). It was debuted as part of AFAC’s Wish You Were Here summer film festival in Berlin on 17 August 2017.

© Jesco Denzel/AFAC 2017
© 2022 Khyam Allami