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Faliq Auri is a Multi-Woodwind who plays Irish Uilleann Pipes, Celtic Winds, and Saxophone.

I am a musician based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I play the Uilleann Pipes, Smallpipes, Flute, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle, and Alto Sax. I have travelled and performed extensively at various international performances in South Korea, Chile, Peru, UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Singapore, Indonesia and recently at SXSW 2016 in Austin, TX USA.

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Interview with Faliq Auri

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Just released my Album in June. Currently working on a few collaborations and some new music with local folks.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: To always give a 100% commitment and to bring out the richness sound of the Uilleann Pipes, whistle , and Saxophone in their project.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. 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.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: "Non- Irish musician who plays Irish and other 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.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: Would you like to work on something different and new?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: I'm a quick learner and different thinker. I play the usual and experiment the unusual stuffs.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Flute, Macbook,USB Microphone, Super Wifi Router, Power plug?

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. 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.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Fast in adapting to the new styles and ideas.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I tend to think creatively and different than usual.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: 3-5 Days

  27. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  28. A: I've been in the music scene for almost 2 decades.

  29. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  30. A: In 2017 I was part of Expedia's creative musical project called 'The World in tune', a project which consists of 16 musicians with various instruments around the world. The musicians are required to record a 2 minutes improvise music video and the idea is to play each of the videos either simultaneously or separately thus creating a nice blends of instruments and harmonies. I was one of the musician and I play the Uilleann Pipes.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Recording the sound of the Uilleann Pipes for various clients with various styles/genres.

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