Rivers of Sound: Not Two

Amir El Saffar  |  Music  |  2014  |  Iraq
Rivers of Sound: Not Two is a 75-minute work composed for an ensemble of 17 instrumentalists and vocalists of Arab, Central Asian, and Western musical backgrounds. Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates Middle Eastern modal maqam, jazz and contemporary practices creating a novel microtonal musical environment which transcends traditions and allows uninhibited musical communication.