You will find more detailed explanations in this section shortly.
For the moment, we would like to bring to your attention the group
"Ishk Bashad", which is made up of the pianist Giuseppe Grifeo, the Tunisian singer and oudist Amari Mouna, the violinist Enzo Rao and the percussionist Peppe Consolmagno. The group interprets compositions taken from classical Arab music, and has also arranged some of the compositions of George Ivanovith Gurdijeff and Thomas De Hartmann.
For information: Giuseppe Grifeo
Thanks to the kind concession of the author you can hear a track from the site
entitled "Il grande dervish"(The great dervish).The first part of the track is taken from G. I. Gurdjieff's composition entitled: "Exercise 1924 - n° 6".
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The file is in mp3 format
Fragments of unknown music
This concert examines some solo piano tracks which were written by Arabian musicians, most of them from North Africa, around the first decades of the 1900s. Some of these compositions have been examined and compared with the solo piano music of some contemporary jazz musicians whose form and approach to music is, in a certain way, linked to Arabian music. It includes a new elaboration of some George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff tracks as well. What makes this work special is its desire to approach spirituality, its essence, its inner force, that is to say the soul of Arabian music.
Music composed by: Mohammed Elkurd, Mohammed Abdelwahab, Yussef Chalum, Mustafŕ Skandrani, Abdullah lbrahim, George Ivanovitch Gurdijeff, Giuseppe Grifeo