Saturday, 30th August and Sunday 31st August 2014 | 7:00 pm
Join us at T2F for the screening of Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus, a documentary chronicling the works of Usman Riaz.
TEDGlobal Fellow Usman Riaz is a musician making a worldwide mark with his astonishing and fun-to-listen-to technique. Influenced by percussive guitarists who move beyond strumming to striking, treating their fretboard like the soundboard of a piano, Usman makes a sound that feels larger than the instrument itself, with a compelling pattern of repetition and variation that harkens to mystical music traditions. Usman began playing classical piano at the age of six and taught himself to play a variety of instruments using the Internet as a learning tool. In 2011, a viral video for his song “Fire Fly” helped bring his sound from the small-but-thriving Pakistani music community to a global audience. Usman is also a composer, filmmaker and visual artist.
As part of the “Artistes Come Together for T2F” fundraising series, Usman will present Making Waves & Creating a Ruckus; a documentary chronicling his musical work from TED, Circus in the Sky and beyond, and the debut of his orchestral piece, Blue Moon Waltz.
Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.