Hassan Taha – The dice player
Hassan Taha a Syrian composer was born in 1968 in Homs/Syria. He is currently living in Bern/Switzerland. After teaching himself traditional Arabic music, he completed his musical studies in 1998 with both Horn and Oud instruments at the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. In 2003, he studied contemporary composition at the Conservatory of Maastricht/ Netherlands. In 2012, he obtained a master’s degree in composition at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern. His works have been performed in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland. In 2010 he was invited as “Artist in Residence ” by the Council of Pro Helvetia Arts, Switzerland. He has conducted workshops with both the composers Vinko Globokar and Helmut Oehring.