The past few months saw the completion of music for two documentary films and incidental music. You can excerpts from my score to Julia Bacha’s film “My Neighborhood”, incidental music to “Arabian Nights”, and “The Iran Job.”
The Boston Globe reviewed the May 15th performance of my oratorio “The Son of Man.” “The music… is pitched toward the impassioned, adapting Arabic-derived scales into a rich, heavily perfumed chromaticism, affording both eerie atmosphere and high-impact drama. Moment to moment, [Roustom’s] invention is prolific.” Read the full article here.
“Roustom’s six settings of poems by Kahlil Gibran from his collection of poetry, Jesus, the Son of Man, are supremely dramatic” Boston Music Intelligencer
My score for Julia Bacha’s excellent and award-winning documentary Budrus is now available online.