Khyam Allami

Requiem for the 21st Century - Artist Q&A

Commissioned by Opera North

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Experience the immersive sound installation Requiem for the 21st Century and find out more about it from creator, Iraqi oud player, multi-instrumentalist and composer Khyam Allami.

Inspired by the history of the oud and its role in myth and storytelling, the work combines sound fragments, melodies, and microtonal notes to create sound landscapes based on maqams (modes of Arabic music). It is a powerful reminder of our troubled century that also serves to commemorate the deaths of civilians in the frequently war-stricken Middle East.

Venue: Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU
Running Time: 60 minutes
Access:  No parking on site. Cafe available. Tickets are unreserved standing. Limited seats will be available for access users and if required please email to reserve.
Wheelchair users: If you require a wheelchair space please contact the Box Office on 01482 323638 or email to book as places are limited.


Touch Tour: 1.30 - 1.45pm. This Q&A session will be BSL Interpreted.
There are limited space on the touch tour. To book please email Roisha at