Great review of ‘Ramal’ for orchestra from Classical Source

“Significantly more intriguing (and impressive) was Kareem Roustom’s Ramal (also from this year), a 12-minute piece that reflects on the violence in Syria…  Roustom defies categorisation. Long-breathed Kareem Roustom takes to the stage after the UK premiere of his Ramal at the BBC Proms 2014. Photograph: Chris Christodoulou melodies vie with radiant harmonies before a suddenly dark Mussorgskian chord clouds the sound-picture. The music has a tendency to congeal into near-consonances, without ever emerging properly into the light. The whole experience was consistently fascinating.” Read the full review here.