Fawzy Al Aiedy : Oud, voices
Oboman : Oboa, English horn
Adel Shams El Dinn : percussions
“A complete man is one who has travelled widely, who has changed twenty times his way of thinking and of living…”, Alphonse de Lamartine, Travels in the East.
“A thousand and one notes from the East” is a musical journey towards the distant lands of the fascinating, real or legendary, unknown and magnificent East. Three improvising soloists and a wind orchestra perform together traditional Eastern music, as well as music by composers who were inspired by Orientalism : Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin, Danse Bacchanale by Saint-Saëns and many others…
Somewhere in between jazz, improvised music and world music, Fawzy Al Aïedy and Oboman Fillon offer a collection of their own compositions inspired by folk songs and traditional pieces from the Middle East.
The atypical instrumentation of the trio is a bridge between the East and the West: the Oboe, given its place in Western music over the past four centuries and its distant Mesopotamian origins, is symbolic of this link. In this musical context, the blend of the tone colors of the oud and the oboe / English horn becomes evident. Fawzy’s mysterious and powerful Oriental voice evokes the guttural voices of the desert people. The traditional percussion played by Adel Shams El Dinn- Daf, Riqq and Darbuka – constantly accompanies the set with a finely carved-out rhythm.