NEW RECORDING PROJECT

We are announcing an innovative RECORDING PROJECT: a unique series of new recordings featuring music by the most talented Arab composers from across the generations, from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia,  performed by the most acclaimed and established British musicians.

These recordings will be distributed worldwide in all suitable formats including CD and SACD, and also through download on the various international streaming platforms.

The series will attract international attention and will establish names as yet unfamiliar to music lovers across the world, and will demonstrate the equally gifted artistic abilities to be found in the Arab music world.

The first recording will feature the distinguished musicians violinist Simon Smith and pianist James Kirby in music by Boghos Gelalian, Kareem Roustom, Houtaf Khoury, Amr Okba, Aziz El-Shawan and Gamal Abdel-Rahim.

Future recordings will include different British ensembles and artists performing Arab music written for various ensembles from chamber groups to orchestral and choral music.

Each new recording will be launched at a major event in London with international media coverage and radio broadcasting.

Some of the music featured in the recording project is not professionally published and we hope to ensure all recorded music is supported by international music publishers. This will enable performers across the world to have access to all music scores through hire or purchase and will allow composers to receive royalties whenever and wherever their music is performed through organisations such as the Performing Right Society (UK) and Sacem (France).