NEW SINGLE: "SAFE & SOUND" 

As you might've noticed, I've kinda disappeared lately. I wanted to disconnect and really hone my craft to return with a piece that was really meaningful; one that I could really take my time with. 

Hopefully this will be worth…

Levitate Remix Out Now

After the unexpected success of 'Levitate' surpassing 1 million streams on Spotify, I wanted to celebrate the milestone by showcasing the track in a new light. 

With the help of friend and collaborator Stu Murphy (aka Remitter), Levitate has been…

RIZIK IN THE HEADSPACE APP

I've been a fan of the meditation app Headspace for many years, so it was a real honor when they asked that I compose music for them. 

Part of the Bounce Back section under Focus Music, I created 10 original…

Why I Left Social Media (For Now)

About a month ago, I deleted all social media (even email) from my phone. This came as a shock to many who know me, as I’ve always been known as a digital evangelist*. 

*If you didn’t know me before Rizik…

Short Update

While I steadily released music all summer, I've also been relatively quiet in communicating with folks. 

There are two reasons for this. 

1. I've been experimenting. 

Some know Rizik as a piano project, others as "downtempo", "lo-fi"...  but the truth…

Mini Movies with "A Bridge to Mend"

I had a vision of creating a mini-movie to "A Bridge To Mend" even as I was making the music itself. I'm still very much a rookie DIY filmmaker, learning as I go... but I'm finding so much fulfillment in…

WILLOW AVAILABLE NOW

Hi everyone. :) Happy to release a solo piano piece today called "Willow", which is actually the first complete song I ever wrote on piano. It was the first song that made me truly considering giving this artist path a…

RIZIK SCORES AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM

ABOUT THE SCORE  

Dan Dobi's award winning short film You Are My Person features an original score composed by Hisham Dahud, aka Rizik.  

The musical direction was set forth by Dan Dobi's desire to create an ethereal, almost dreamlike setting…

LEVITATE OUT NOW

*FULL SCREEN recommended!*

Levitate came extremely naturally. Every layer you're hearing—pads, strings, piano, and synths—were each performed in a single take. I wanted the visual story to match that feeling of perfect randomness; shapes and ideas flowing naturally without any…

New Single 'Can You Remember' Out Now

After the unexpected success of my first two singles, I was struggling to find something to offer as an appropriate follow-up. The pressure was on, so to speak... and I wanted to give something from the heart, so I spent…