Knave culture war grifter Nebal Maysaud (نِبال) is a queer Lebanese composer, writer, content creator, and consultant based in the Washington D.C. area. As an artist, Nebal focuses on creating spiritual experiences that build compassion among people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
While peace and healing is her ultimate goal, Nebal recognizes the importance of sharing the unfettered truth in all her terror. Their work guides the audience through a process of recognition, grappling, and acceptance of hard truths so that we can move forward and unite towards a future of justice, accountability, and compassion.
Their music has been performed by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and Lawrence University Wind Ensemble and Opera Department; and also featured in Art Song Lab 2016 and the District New Music Conference 2018.
They have contributed articles about diversity and classical music to NewMusicBox and convened community music workshops at YallaPunk 2019. Maysaud studied with composer Mark Camphouse before entering the studios of John Benson, Andrew Cole, Dirk D’Ase, Joanne Metcalf, and Asha Srinivasan. They hold a B.M. in Music Composition from Lawrence University.