SUPRANU Records team is glad to announce the release of the new album “Longing is the Core of Mystery” by Juergen Groezinger on April 8th for all digital stores and streaming platforms Spotify, Beatport, iTunes, ,Tesla, Bandcamp and many more.
Music composed by composer Juergen Groezinger and performed by two ensembles European Music Project and Madih Ensemble Kairo a disc divided into eight tracks that are part of a single live recording.
The entire opera was performed in 2003 with the intention of bringing together Western music with Eastern music, creating a work that oscillates between Classical and World Music.
Longing is the Core of Mystery
The ancient Madih chants, the Arabic modes and rhythms, meet sounds and grooves of modern western classical music.
When the charismatic and virtuoso Sufi singer Sheik Arabi Farag surrenders to music among the musicians of both ensembles, a euphoric attraction is created that almost no one can escape. The encounter between the traditional Madih ensemble and a western formation is not just a first-class musical adventure, but a highly exciting dialogue that demands all the senses.
Overcoming cultural barriers through the power of vital music and spiritual singing a musical and intellectual exceptional event at the highest level.
Sheikh Arabi Farag: Sufi-Voice
Ahmad Arnab: Kawala
Roman Bunka: Oud
Issam El Mallah: Riqq, Mazhar
European Music Project
Jan Gebauer: Narrator
Fried Dähn: Electric Cello
Jürgen Grözinger: Drums, Vibraphone & musical direction
Wolfgang Bender: Violin
Salma Sadek: Violin
Miriam Goetting: Viola
Mathis Mayr: Cello
Mario Frezzato: English Horn
Lucia Clementi: Harp
Markus Romes: Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
Joachim Glasstetter: Electronics
words are taken from poems by Hāfez and Jalal-e-Din Molavi Rumi
Live Recorded (2003) and Mastered by Matthias Mezger and Joachim Glasstetter