New orchestrations of legendary Arabian songs
Forming a new
Arabian Philharmonic Orchestra
Since the beginning of the 5th century, Arabian music culture has played a key role in the music history of the world. Such music reflected the perseverance of poetic ideals and inspired people to reach a common vision of synergy and prosperity.
“Arabian Nights” concert extravaganza will present a remake of the historical influence of the famous “Arabian Nights" with the intention to create a unique music experience.
For this historic opportunity, “Arabian Nights” will be performed by the newly created, authentic Arabian Philharmonic Orchestra. This orchestra creation will ultimately represent itself as a new cultural symbol of the East.
To inspire the historical influence of the famous “Arabian Nights,” Maestro Edin Zonic and his production team are in the process to produce the Arabian Rhapsody and the new orchestrations of legendary Arabian songs.
The concert will showcase the blend of orchestral, contemporary analog, and vocal production.
Arabian Philharmonic Orchestra The “Arabian Nights” consist a vision of developing a new Arabian Philharmonic Orchestra with the structure involving an authentic and historic Arabian musical instruments.
“Arabian Nights” is an orchestral production with harmonized music structure and oriental style with a new artistic blend of orchestral and popular music.
“Arabian Nights” features the specially written Arabian Rhapsody and new orchestrations of legendary Arabian songs. For this historic opportunity, “Arabian Nights” will be performed by the newly created Arabian Philharmonic Orchestra with a statue to represent it as a new cultural symbol of the East.
Historical facts about
Arabian music is the musical tradition of the Arabic peoples of The Middle East, and North Africa. Throughout history, Arabian music has played a significant role in melding within the cultures, embracing the human spirit, and spreading a culture’s artistic
expression to the world.
The History of Arabian music culture has had a great influence on the music formation of the West, and tremendously promoted political and intellectual contact between people.
This contact had a widespread impact on Arabic and European traditions. The movement of the scientific scholarship into the Arabic universities of Spain is known to have influenced the West to promote the translation of the Arabian works.
Much Arabic music, is characterized by an emphasis on melody and rhythm, as opposed to harmony. There are some genres of Arabic music that are polyphonic, but typically, Arabic music is homophonic. The two major features of present-day Arabian music are a single, un-harmonized melodic line based upon repetitive rhythmic cycle.
The melodic modal system of Ibn Mosiah (d. c.715) contained, in its final form, eight modes. This system lasted until the 11th century when the modes were increased to 12; by the 13th century, these had come to be called maqam at. Until this time the Arabian gamut had consisted of 12 tones roughly equal to the chromatic scale of Western music. In the 13th century five more tones were added, each a quarter tone below the diatonic whole tone.
With the destruction of Baghdad 1258 came the end of that specific Arabian music expansion.
Amazed by Arabian music, Henry Farmer, in his book notes:
“Europe and the world owe it to the Arabian music culture not only that they preserved for the apostles of the renaissance, but that their spirit and initiative in this direction was a tremendous force in the intellectual uprising that led to the renaissance.”
“From the dawn of humanity, music has expressed a voice of spiritual evolution and the identity of the human race. It is our deepest political and intellectual instrument to attain universal goals, to keep the world together."
Maestro Edin Dino Zonic