born 1992 is an Austrian percussionist with Egyptian roots based in Vienna.
He started to study classical percussion at a young age in Austria and soon got fascinated by the broad world of ethnic percussion. After graduating high school in Vienna Amir decided to pursue his musical studies in the Netherlands at one of the most prestigious universities for percussion, Codarts Rotterdam. During these years Amir had the chance to get a deep insight into a broad range of music styles and their corresponding rhythmic language ranging from Afro Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco to Middle Eastern Music and also to the diverse world of contemporary improvisation music. Amir graduated with a Master of Arts and moved to Berlin shortly after for a year to expand his musical horizon.
Amir displays a never-ending curiosity in discovering new aspects of rhythm, textures and sounds. His passion for crossing musical borders combined with his broad array of sounds make him a versatile and sought-after percussionist and drummer.
Nowadays Amir lives in Vienna and has the honour to share the stage with renown artists from all over the world.
Kurdophone, a Vienna-based band founded by Omid Darvish in 2017, has been gaining recognition for its exceptional compositions and arrangements that fuse Kurdish-Iranian music with other music genres. This blending creates a unique musical language that appeals to a wider audience.
The band comprises an eclectic mix of musicians, including Sarvin Hazin on the kamanche and violin, Amir Ahmadi on the piano, Helene Glüxam on bass, and Sebastian Simsa on drums. Together, they create a dynamic and exciting sound that reflects their shared passion for Kurdish-Iranian music.
Kurdophone's debut album, "Isomer," released in 2019, showcases their incredible talent and unique sound. The album incorporates tanbur maqams and other genres such as jazz, rock, and classical contemporary music, producing a captivating and engaging sound that blends modern and traditional elements.
The band's fusion of genres has positioned them as an exciting ensemble to watch out for in the music scene. With their passion for Kurdish-Iranian music and exceptional ability to merge different genres, including jazz, rock, and classical contemporary music, Kurdophone is continuously growing and evolving.