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for violin, tarhu, percussion and oud

10,00 €
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Estimated Duration
11 - 15min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-7206-2

Notes sur cette pièce
Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered: ‘Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, it is wrapped in silence.’ – Rumi

Dhákara is a Sufist term, implying to remember or to recall. It literally means ‘not to forget’. Out of the verb dhákara comes the objective dhikr, which indicates a repetitive prayer. Dhikr has been widely used in Sufism as a solitary or communal practice. The prayer is treated as an ascetic ritual in order to keep evoking the divine. A collective dhikr is guided by the elder worshipper, and it takes place right after the sunset, usually on a Thursday or Friday evening. It involves specific numerical repetitions (for example ten times the first excerpt out of the Coran named Ikhlas or 25 times the word ‘Ya Rahman’- o Merciful One) and in the end, it can be rhythmically chanted by the group in a circle. Drums or cymbals may be introduced, and some worshippers may even stand up and start swaying. By the end, dhikr may become a whirling spectacle. 
Dhákara (2017) elaborates similar patterns repeated throughout the piece. The material and sounds used are repeated within a spiral form, as if attempting to create sound out of silence, out of noise. All the instruments involved are striving ‘to remember’ the Sound of the divine, which appears by the end in a plain sight, culminating in fragments of a traditional song. A song that could be one out of many, yet still recalling upon memories of an ideal topos; A common memory space for the people of the Mediterranean and of course, my homeland, Cyprus. 

Commissioned by the 9th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival and premiered by the Lingua Franca Ensemble, to which is dedicated. 

additional instruments and items for each performer: 
Violin: 1 req and a percussion brush
Tarhu: a piece of aluminum foil
Percussion includes: cymbal, darbuka, bedir, vibraphone, singing bowl, 1 timpani and a double bass bow
Oud: a cymbal, nut-shell shaker and a double bass bow
Unspecified string instrument
Unspecified string instrument (2)
Performed by Lingua Franca Ensemble
Score Details
Format - A3 / Tabloid
Pages - 24

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