Faris Raouf was born in Bangor, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Porthmadog area. He has a degree in Physics with Computing, and spent all of his working life involved in the computer industry, mainly as a technical journalist working as a senior editor or contributor to well-known computer magazines such as PC Direct, PC Magazine, IT Week, PC Advisor, PC Explorer, PC Utilities and Linux Magazine. As a result he has unparalleled knowledge of the industry, and its movers and shakers, something he puts to good use as a Director of Cymru 1.
Visit http://www.cymru1.tv to see some videos of Faris on YouTube.
Alison Raouf grew up in Manchester, where she gained a degree in German. After graduating, she spent some time working for various companies in the Manchester area, but eventually moved to London, where she met Faris. They married in 1997, and now live near Porthmadog. Alison has a natural flair for languages, and so although she has only been learning for a short time, she already has an excellent knowledge of Welsh.
NEW: Download "Changing Times".
Have you ever wondered what the MD of an ISP gets up to in his spare time? Well, amongst other things Cymru 1's MD writes music. If you'd like to hear a sample of it, click on the links below to listen to some short samples (<10 seconds each) of some of the tracks on "Changing Times", Faris' latest album.
Faris' music has been described as a unique fusion of Karl Jenkins, Tomita, Mike Oldfield and Vangelis. The tracks represent a wide range of styles, but are mostly soothing and usually orchestral. But there's only one way to find out if you'll like them or not -- listen to the samples now. And if you do like them, why not send him an email via email@example.com ?
The first file in the list below contains over a dozen sample tracks, but is 10.9Mb in size and so is only really suitable for customers with broadband connections. The other files are short samples of single tracks and are therefore much smaller and suitable for downloading on a dial-up connection.
Right Click and select Save Target As to save to disk, or just click to listen
All files are in MP3 format - most Windows multimedia players will play it,
including Windows Media Player and RealPlayer.
NOTE: The faris-changing-times.mp3 and faris-sample[1-8].mp3
audio files are © 2005 Faris Raouf. All Rights Reserved.
You may NOT distribute or copy it without express permission.