The cosmic craft of Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh

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It’s not common to hear about electronic musicians in the Arabic-speaking world through our writings, education, or everyday conversations. Halim El-Dabh, an Egyptian-American composer, musician, musicologist, and educator, was one such exception and was one of the earliest composers of electronic music. A true pioneer of the discipline. Unfortunately, his works are only discussed in experimental social gatherings, and many people are unaware of his significant contributions to the field. It’s a shame that his works are largely forgotten and unheard. But his works are ubiquitous if you listen …

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