Los Braços Traygo Cansados
AL OUD meets LAUD -- A SPANISH ROMANCE
'MUSIC FROM THE ACOUSTIC NEIGHBORHOOD
Los Braços Traygo Cansadosis a crossover work based on musical elements from the Spanish renaissance combined with traditional Arabic music and new works by the composers Nehad El-Sayed and Lee Santana. Los Braços Traygo Cansados includes improvisations in a quite unusual allocation: soprano, Vihuela/Citra, Oud and Viola da Gamba. Additionally there will be the Egyptian performance artist Omar Ghayatt who will overtake direction work, so there will be on stage more than only a concert.Die Akteure sind: Lee Santana ( USA/D ) Vihuela, Cittern & composition
Nehad El Sayed ( EGY/CH ) Oud & composition
Luciana Mancini ( Cl/D ) Mezzosoprano
Paolo Pandolfo ( I/CH ) Viola da gamba
Omar Ghayatt ( EGY/CH ) performance This project is supported by:
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg aus dem Innovationsfonds Kunst
The basics are the epic romance Pliego ?Los Braços Traygo Cansados?, collected at the end of the 16th century in Spain. From the same time there exists the setting by the Vihuela player Enrique de Valderrábano. His music will be the musical heart and release mechanism. Also there will be a fantasia by Valderrábano, and a set from Diego Ortiz and some other songs from the same time. This all will be embedded into new compositions by Nehad El-Sayed & Lee Santana and free improvisations go into interaction with the performance artist. So every concert will be a unique work.
The story tells about the war against the muselmans in the 16th century on the Iberian peninsula. There will be shown a heavy contrast within the texts coming from the Islamic mystic of that time, which had a highly integrating point of view, was very civilised, progressive and even utopic in comparison to the Christian ideas.
A program booklet with the song texts, historical texts by Islamic and Christian philosophers and an essay by a Syrian philosopher and social scientist will took a view over the ideas of that period, to let the visitors get an impression about the context of the music. A special focus will be put on the contrary point of views of the religions ? Islam, Christianity, the Jews - and the real life of the 16th century and today.
?Within all the Arabic music the high ornamentation play an important role. Without them it would loose most of its quiddity .. In general, there is a big similarity between Arabic and European ornamentation.? ( Sayed ). At this point the supposed so different music cultures will meet and and will have a common composition.
Sayed says: ?The dispute with European micro tonality is very interesting and did help me to develop my compositorian ideas more precise. My special interest goes to make an evolutionary development of the horizontal Arabic micro tonality. My music can be by sure also pure melodic, but I do widen it with own micro tonal inventions added by one or more counter lines. In this context is is important for me, where and how I use the micro tonal intervals. The micro tonal ?weight? is of a huge importance.?
This composition- and concert project is embedded into the ?Oriental Music-Summeracademy?. That project lasts 4 days with lessons and ensemble music in Arabic music by Arabic teachers for aoud, percussion, nay, kanun, violin/djoze and voice.
This project follows the motto:
"People are the enemy's of that they do not know" (Ali Ibn Abi Talib, 598 - 661)
Various concerts and reports within the area of oriental and occidental culture especially music culture are planned.By standart the tickets will not be shipped, they are deposed at the box offices for you.
Please pick them up there before 19.30 pm.
They can also be shipped to you. In this case please choose shipping the ticket.
This concert on the projects website
where it takes place:
D - 79295 Sulzburg