Biography

Yasmine is a music composer, specialising in Middle Eastern music and piano based music, often accompanied with light strings. She composes production music and music to media. She also performs Arabic influenced music in her band Taqsim.

After exploring songwriting during her MA in music at Middlesex University, Yasmine realised that she wanted to write music that fitted more ‘outside the box’ so she started to look at composing for Media. Yasmine completed a short course in writing to picture including Adverts, TV and Drama, Animation and Documentaries with Faber Music. After loving every minute of composing to picture she is currently composing music to short films, pitching to various advert companies and composes production music.

At the moment she is focusing on her Middle Eastern music and piano based music (see showreels on the audio/visual page). In both her songwriting and instrumental work Yasmine focusses on live orchestral instruments and plays piano herself.

Her instrumental music has been described as ‘filmic’ minimal and moving. She gained orchestral training during her degree and masters and has a large network of musicians. She scores and records many of her instrumental parts live.

Yasmine is part Yemeni and part British. She has always been interested in Middle Eastern music, but then started exploring the traditions at SOAS university. She then continued to study with Kalia Lyraki. She has composed an album of Arabic music for Bleach Music Productions all with live traditional Arabic instruments. Influenced from her Arabic background Yasmine has a band project called ‘Taqism’. Taqism play traditional Arabic music mixed with Yasmine’s Arabic influenced compositions. They perform live regularly in London. You can get in touch through the contact page to find out more about bookings.