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[Artistes Come Together for T2F] Usman Riaz’s ‘Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus’


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for the screening of Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus, a documentary chronicling the works of Usman Riaz.

[Artistes Come Together for T2F] Usman Riaz’s ‘Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus’

TEDGlobal Fellow Usman Riaz is a musician making a worldwide mark with his astonishing and fun-to-listen-to technique. Influenced by percussive guitarists who move beyond strumming to striking, treating their fretboard like the soundboard of a piano, Usman makes a sound that feels larger than the instrument itself, with a compelling pattern of repetition and variation that harkens to mystical music traditions. Usman began playing classical piano at the age of six and taught himself to play a variety of instruments using the Internet as a learning tool. In 2011, a viral video for his song “Fire Fly” helped bring his sound from the small-but-thriving Pakistani music community to a global audience. Usman is also a composer, filmmaker and visual artist.

As part of the “Artistes Come Together for T2F” fundraising series, Usman will present Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus; a documentary chronicling his musical work from TED, Circus in the Sky and beyond, and the debut of his orchestral piece, Blue Moon Waltz.

Dates: Saturday, 30th August and Sunday 31st August, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 500
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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