Bruce A. Russell, aka Ibrahim El Mahboob, is a composer and self-taught pianist. He studied at York University with James Tenney and Phillip Werren. He has composed music for the Madawaska String Quartet, McMaster Dancers and Modern Times Stage Company. He was host of Radio Music Gallery, and has written for Musicworks and I Care If You Listen. His interests are in postminimalism, music of the African diaspora, and the intersections of technology, media and popular culture. Bruce works in the financial industry in Toronto, where he lives with his wife Nehal El-Hadi, daughters Remi and Kenza and son Tijani. He can be reached at brucearussell (at) gmail (dot) com.
mahboob – Arabic, adj. “beloved”