Video by Malcolm McKinnon
Filmed by Patrick Stapleton, Malcolm McKinnon and Andra Jackson
Original music by Omid Shayan, recorded by Nick Herrera
Running time: 4.29
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Moreland City Band
Malcolm McKinnon & Moreland City Band
Moreland City Band’s Krysalis Band performs Omid Shayan’s original tune Ahange Gus.
Omid explains the style of the piece, and band member Gus Cowling provides a brief reflection.
I wrote this song, Ahange Gus, for the (Moreland) junior band, and I used a Middle Eastern flavour for this one. I got the idea from some records that my parents used to play. There are a few Iranian composers who would sing songs for weddings. You’d call it kind of a pop genre - “Middle Eastern pop”, if you want. So I wanted to take that idea and turn that into a tune that has a lot of momentum. It chugs along nicely and has a nice little rhythm section going. (Plays piano riff…) That sort of idea…
[Band performs music]
It’s just a kind of fast-paced tune - lots of fun. It’s a bit of everything, you know - lots of solos in the middle. It’s pretty good! I like it.