Ansari, Bahaa El

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''One of the young voices who play a part in shaping Egypt's cultural future.'' BBC Radio3.
Bahaa El-Ansary is a composer and improvisor from Egypt, born in Cairo, 1991. He studied composition at The Academy of Arts in Cairo, Conservatoire de Bordeaux, Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, and he is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Opera Making & Writing at the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama in collaboration with Royal Opera House. He also participated at The 46th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt.
Bahaa had been a Composer in Residence of The Royal Opera House & Shubbak Festival, ROH-Shubbak composers’ residency in London, Summer 2017.
At some prestigious festivals and venues, Bahaa's music has been performed throughout Europe and in the UK, Singapore, Lebanon, Egypt, and the US.
By some prestigious ensembles such as: Xenia Ensemble, Duo Harpverk, ECCMOP Ensemble, Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble, Musicians of LSO London Symphony Orchestra, Fear No Music, Cairo Guitar Collective, Friends of MATA, Ensemble Écoute, and Quatuor Apollinaire.
And at some prestigious festivals such as: ESTOVEST Festival in Turin, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, American Arts Festival in Beirut, DCaf Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo, Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht, Shubbak Festival in London, MATA Festival in New York, Cairo Contemporary Music Days in Cairo, Fete de la Musique in Paris, and World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb.
In 2017, he co-founded Cairo Impro, a Free Improvisation series of workshops and concerts, which is running in Cairo since November 2017, gathering some of Egypt's best improvisors and a number of up-coming improvisors as well.
Bahaa’s music -a composer who is rooted with Arabic music- is influenced by a list of master composers’ technique i.e. György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, and John Cage, as well as many of Spectral Music and Avant-Garde music techniques, However, all materials in his music are related to Arabic music. Bahaa is composing what he calls “Energetic Music”.