Faliq Auri is a Multi-Woodwind who plays Irish Uilleann Pipes, Celtic Winds, and Saxophone.
Faliq Auri is an all rounder multi woodwind artist who plays Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Saxophone and EWI. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Faliq has performed at various gigs and festivals around the world such as SXSW 2016 in USA, Ireland, UK, Chile, Peru, Oman, Singapore and Indonesia. Known for his fusion musical style, Faliq has performed and collaborated with top notch notable artists including Boyce Avenue, Hamza Namira, Tara Howley, ODIA, DJ Fuzz, Altimet, Imran Ajmain, Raihan , Alif Satar The Locos. As an ‘instrument singer’, Faliq loves exploring the art of fusion music and has been experimenting elements combinations through his compositions.
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Faliq plays a beautiful instrument beautifully. I was so grateful to find him and have him play on songs and so easy to work with him. Thank you Faliq!
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Interview with Faliq Auri
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Definitely playing Uilleann Pipes for Boyce Avenue. As we know Boyce Avenue is a world renowned band from America, blending Uilleann Pipes to acoustic covers with a cello is quite a challenge but it did turned out well .
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on a fusion of Irish & Malay music with a talented Irish musician, Tara Howley.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always deliver 110% commitment and quality of work. Also to bring out the richness sound of the Uilleann Pipes, whistle , and Saxophone in their project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Non- Irish musician who plays Celtic music just to gain some attention." The fact is that I've been playing and studied Irish / Scottish music since 2002 and Highland Bagpipes and Whistle is my first instruments.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for someone who will do 110% of the job.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’m truly grateful to have worked with few notable artists across the globe including the likes of Boyce Avenue, Hamza Namira, Tara Howley, and a few others for the past 2 decades.
Q: What's your typical work process?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 1. How many keys you can play on the Uilleann Pipes? - my Uilleann Pipes is in the key of 'D'. For Major Keys, I can play in D, E, G, & A Major and its relative minors. 2. What's the difference between Irish Uilleann Pipes and Scottish Highland Bagpipes? - The difference between the two iconic instruments are huge! Scottish Highland Bagpipes is Loud, in the key of Bb and Mixolydian scale, Not much ornamentations and only 1 octave. As for the Irish Uilleann Pipes, the volume is equivalent to a Violin, in the key of D, full D Major Scale in 2 octaves, you can play Staccato, legato and vibrato.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being a musician who plays a rare instruments, I love to do something that is outside of my comfort zone. there were one time, i had a client who asked me to record some uilleann pipe and low whistle for his metal music composition.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Would you like to work on something different and new?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Flute, Macbook,USB Microphone, Super Wifi Router, Power plug?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile and quck learner. I grew up listening to various music ranging from jazz, pop, funk, world music and folk music. Also, I am very passionate in Traditional Malay music and Celtic music mainly Irish music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Celtic music, contemporary movie soundtrack, World music, Fusion and also Jazz. I did work on Pop and other unusual music for my instruments such as Hip-Hop, Arabic, Indian and Greek.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fast in adapting to the new styles and ideas.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I tend to think creatively and different than usual.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording the sound of the Uilleann Pipes for various clients with various styles/genres.