Nancy Mounir is an Egyptian musician, arranger, and composer born in Alexandria and living in Cairo. She is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and a key member of Egypt’s alternative music scene. She contributes original compositions to theater productions, films, and international art installations. Through a range of instruments, including violin, piano, bass, Theremin, and the traditional Egyptian bamboo flute called the kawala, Mounir explores both the harmonic principles of the western canon and the microtonal foundations of Arabic maqam (musical modes). Her recently released, highly acclaimed debut solo album Nozhet El Nofous (Simsara Records, 2022) is a transcendent exploration of musical freedom through the lens of century-old archival recordings.