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edmond redd

edmond redd always thought he would pursue a medical career, but the only cure for his insatiable thirst for originality turned out to be a life of creativity centered on music. Educated at the Antonine Conservatory in Beirut, where he studied under Maestro Father Joseph Waked, edmond is a trained classical pianist; his musical career, however, has been an exercise in exploring different genres, experimenting with new ones, and rejecting the boundaries in between.

After graduation, edmond branched out by playing with several local groups before finding a good fit with the melodic metal band The Arcane*. Over the course of the next decade, The Arcane* would release two albums, play numerous concerts, and open for higher-profile acts like Finnish metal band Apocaliptyca and Italian Gothic metal group Macbeth.

Like many Lebanese, edmond’s life was thrown into turmoil by the 2006 war. Opportunity soon called, however, and edmond followed it, first to Saudi Arabia for a couple of years, and then to Dubai, where he currently resides.

Like most creatives, edmond is passionate about what he does, and after having put music on hold for a while, the move to Dubai helped him reconnect with that passion.
In 2010, he went to work on a full-length debut album, writing, composing, recording and even mixing from his own home studio.
Published online in 2012, the result was Nightmare Delirium, a series of eclectic, haunting and inspiring compositions.

A sharp departure from the group-compositions of The Arcane*, Nightmare Delirium was a more personal reflection of edmond’s musical tastes and interests. Referring closely to the classics that launched his musical education, the album also relied more broadly on classical instruments, including his favorite – the piano. Combining the descriptive music of film scores with a soaring grandeur informed by the classics, Nightmare Delirium also contained rock influences, and the entire mélange was seasoned with modest amounts of modern ambient and electronic sounds.  

In 2013, edmond overcame a new challenge by scoring two short films, one of which screened at the Dubai International Film Festival and at the Cannes Film Festival. He also composed a full length French-language album for a Lebanese singer, and has plunged into advertising by writing music for television commercials.

edmond is now back in his studio, writing new material and composing new tunes for another solo album, this one delving even deeper into his musical roots. With the piano providing more motive and emotive force than ever before, this next step in the artist’s journey of self-discovery is expected to be released soon.

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