The Front Row

The Front Row – Composer Malek Jandali

Syrian-American pianist & composer, Malek Jandali, plays some of his original works, inspired by the oldest noted music in the world, discovered in Syria and dating back to 3400 B.C.!


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Echoes from Uragit is the latest album by pianist-composer Malek Jandali. The musical project was based on the musical inscription discovered on an age-old tablet, an artifact from the ancient city of Uragit. Mr. Jandali performs some of the pieces he wrote, inspired by the notation, and chats with KUHF’s Bob Stevenson to preview his concert, coming up this Saturday, October 9, 8pm at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall.

Pictured: Malek Jandal holding a replica of the tablet with the world’s oldest musical notation. Photo by KUHF’s Paul Pendergraft


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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