Gathering – An Album Celebrating Diversity and Peace

In the fall of 2017, my good friend and amazing singer Tabea Mangelsdorff who is known for participating in and initiating projects uniting musicians from all over the world invited me to be part of her latest project: The Ikatar Ensemble – a true melting pot of Brazilian, Syrian, Balkan, Western European music. The band consisted of three members of the Brazilian group and social project Poesia Samba Soul from Sao Paulo: Claudio Miranda (Guitar, Cavaco, Vox), Hellem Fernandes (Vox, Percussion), and Paulinho Torres (Drums, Vox, Percussion). Maher Jarer, well known in Syria for his virtuosity, played the Ney (sometimes referred to as Persian flute) …

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I know, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on this website. This is mostly because I have been and still am working on a couple of projects that you’ll soon get to see and hear! So, in order to keep you guys up to date I’ve finally set up my very own newsletter! Don’t worry though, I won’t be spamming you – I just wanted to create a way of reaching people more easily if they’re interested in me and my music. So, if you want to be updated about my work, events, and any other news …

NAMM 2018 is coming!

It’s that time of the year again that music equipment manufacturers and musicians from all over the world come together in this crazy micro-universe that is the NAMM Show in Anaheim – California. And, much like the last couple of years, I will be there for my luthier of choice, Paul Lairat (Booth 4933), and performing for GruvGear (Booth 6351) with the amazing guitarist Pritesh Walia on Sunday at 4:30 PM. For Paul, I will be demoing instruments throughout the entire show and you’ll also be able to catch me at the SingularSound, and Antelope Audio booths. Hope to see you there!

Time for the Senior Recital

The time has come and I am finally concluding my studies of the electric bass in Osnabrück with my senior recital on the 22nd of June. I’m going to play with two of my long-time collaborators from college: Dany Ahmad (Guitar), and Daniel Guerrero (Drums). It’s gonna be a mixture of fusion, jazz, and latin fuelled with plenty of low-end. I’d love if you could stop by if you happen to be near Osnabrück!

Musikmesse incoming!

It’s that time of year again where Germany’s most famous music trade show, the “Musikmesse”, takes place. I will be there for the entirety of the show representing and demonstrating for Antelope Audio who are located at Booth E26 in Hall E. I am looking forward to show off Antelope’s amazing line of audio interfaces, D-A/A-D converters, master clocks, and more! Also be sure to check out their brand new Zen Studio+ Thunderbolt & USB interface which is a seriously amazing and versatile piece of kit that can handle pretty much any recording situation you throw at it!

Natalia Mateo’s “De Profundis” OUT NOW!

I’m beyond excited to tell you that today is the day the third Natalia Mateo album “De Profundis” (latin: “From the Depths”) hits stores and online outlets across the globe! It is our third album as a band and the second one to be released on the prestigious label ACT Music, and it has been a labour of love and dedication. I can say for certain that “De Profundis” is our most adventurous, diverse, and liberated album yet, and it truly shows the band in a new light. We’ve explored entirely new paths and have taken liberties we weren’t even thinking …