About the duo with the cello
Osama and Lode have been musical brothers in arms for many years now. When they play together as a duo, however, it really becomes clear how much they are both masters on their instrument. The result is a musical painting of intimacy and emotion, colorful and diverse,with a touch of absurdity here and there just like the musicians themselves.
Osama Abdulrasol is a composer, producer, qanunplayer and visual Artist. He was born in Babylon (Iraq) and he studied western music (classical guitar) in the UK and eastern music (qanun or Arabic lap harp) in Iraq. Belgian cultural prize winner 2013 - Gent He wrote music for several projects, for film, theatre, and also several songs. He arranged and produced music for and performed with different musicians from different backgrounds. Arabic, Jazz, experimental, Indian, Turkish bands and more.
He performed and toured almost everywhere in the world with different groups like the symphonic orchestra of Antwerpen (de Filharmonie) and the Flemish Radio Orchestra, both conducted by Dirk Brossé, with Goran Bregovic, the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lucilla Galeazzi, Claron McFadden, Roby Lakatos, Assala Nasri, Jahida Wehbe, Tom Robinson, BJ Scott, Wannes Van de Velde, Luc de Vos, Dick Van der Harst, Waed Bou Hassoun, Arifa, Olla Vogala, Melike, Oblomow, Izaline Callister, Djamel, Nahdha, Mesopotamia, Weshm, Lula Pena, Elftwelvtrio, Ghade Shbeir, Woestijn 93, Les ballets C de la B and several other groups and theatre productions.
Helena Schoeters (vocal)
toured as a soprano singer all around Europe. She mixes in a unique way classical and traditional elements in her voice, which makes her the perfect interpreter of Osama Abdulrasol's compositions.
Lode Vercampt (Cello)
enriches both with his multitude of styles and sounds, as with his ability in improvisation the musical world of the quintet.
Lode Vercampt NL
Een klassiek cellist die op negenjarige leeftijd al laureaat was van de wedstrijd Jeunes Talent, Pro Civitate laureaat werd, de graad Meester in de Muziek haalde aan het Gentse Conservatorium en bij Il Novecento, I Fiamminghi en prima La Musica schitterde.
Maar hij deelde ook het podium met Gorki, Jo Lemaire, Johan Verminnen en Dirk Blanchard. Hij staat regelmatig in muziektheaterproducties van het muziek Lod, met onder andere Hush Hush en de opera The Woman who walked into doors van Kris Defoort. Hij speelt ook nog bij Catherine Delasalle en Ambusch.
Zijn meesterlijke techniek weerhoudt hem niet (integendeel zelfs) avontuurlijke paden op te zoeken op zijn cello.