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Published on May 15, 2015
Professional musicians and composers from Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Greece, Turkey, UK and Jordan have spent over two years in sound laboratory making research on a new, unique sound inspired from traditions of European and Middle Eastern music cultures. Project is inspired by texts of Song of Songs, as it felt appropriate for the programme that brings the different cultures together. Each of composers involved in the project has composed one part of the Song of Songs` text.
Premiere of Song of Songs, March 7, Oslo Church music festival (Norway) and November 6, New Music Festival Arena (Latvia)
Latvian Radio choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš Ensemble Sarband (Germany/Middle East): Vladimir Ivanoff (percussion), Salah Eddin Maraqua (Jordan, quanun), Socratis Sinoupolus (Greece, kamence), Dogan Dikmen (Turkey, voice)
Lasse Thoresen (Norway), Toivo Tulev (Estonia), Mārtiņš Viļums and Santa Ratniece (both Latvia); Bushra El-Turk (Lebanon / UK) and Vladimir Ivanoff (Bulgaria / Germany)