Maham Suhail: A Symphony of Transcendental Music and Eclectic Inspirations
From an early love for classic film hits to producing post-genre sonic landscapes, Maham Suhail has paved her own road in the music industry.
Maham Suhail: Singer. Composer. Producer
The Genesis of a Musical Prodigy
Maham's story begins in a Sacred Heart School where she first discovered her musical inclinations. Singing classic film hits and pop songs in her school choir, learning tunes from her father’s collection, and playing the melodica were the precursors to a lifelong affair with music.
Exploring Musical Avenues
Before gaining momentum as a recording artist, Maham worked in the Avant-garde AV installation sector. She also trained rigorously in South Asian Classical and Folk music to shape her vocals. Her journey began with folk fusion performances in 2015 and moved on to ambient experimental sound art and spoken word poetry.
From 'Mitti' to Ambient Electronica
Her Alternative Folk album ‘Mitti’ is an experimental compilation that encapsulates her travels and her fascination with World Music. This was a significant milestone for Maham, but her musical appetite knows no bounds. Her next venture is into the realm of Ambient and Experimental sounds, involving digital manipulations of field recordings, electronics, and a diverse spectrum of sonic elements.
Maham is not just confined to vocals; she is adept at Keyboard, Guitarlele, and light percussions. During her travels and recordings, she has occasionally dabbled with other folk instruments, enriching her sonic palate.
A Style That Defies Labels
Defining Maham’s music is a complex task. She identifies her unique musical arrangements as post-genre, which re-contextualizes and layers conventional sounds to create transcendental music. Her vocal prowess stretches across multiple languages and her lyrical content is as empowering as it is poetic.
The Power of Collaboration
From international remote collaborations to live performances at arts and music festivals, Maham’s portfolio is as varied as it is rich. Working with artists like Steve Beresford and Phil Minton in the experimental music community of London speaks volumes about her adaptability and prowess.
Maham’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed. Her awards include the International Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention, HBL PSL 'Hamaray Heroes', and the Goethe Talents’ scholarship among others.
Challenges and Future Endeavors
While her journey has been astonishing, it's not devoid of challenges. Her primary struggle lies in consolidating a permanent team for production and brand management. However, Maham is optimistic about overcoming this obstacle upon her permanent move to London.
Connecting with Fans
Maham utilizes social media to maintain an interactive relationship with her audience. From album artwork giveaways to frequent live streams, she is determined to build a close-knit fan network.
Legacy in the Making
As Maham Suhail looks to the future, she aims to leave a lasting legacy that transcends musical boundaries. With more international collaborations, sync placements, and original compositions on the horizon, Maham is set to redefine what it means to be a 21st-century musician.