Breaths from Aleppo

Project: “Breaths from Aleppo”

In the project (Breathes from Aleppo), composer Ibrahim Muslimani presents a collection of eight pieces of music, some of which he composed. In contrast, others express the artistic memory from the city of Aleppo that travelled with him worldwide. The musical pieces vary between Sufi, Andalusian and Gazal poetry, with new and old melodies, including lyric, instrumental and rhythmic ones. This project expresses the Aleppo musical breath that extends back hundreds of years, the challenge of renewal in the classical music experience from which Ibrahim came, and the possibility of contemporary in the new composition.

Production grants from Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy in Lebanon and the Nefes Foundation for Arts & Culture support this project.

Date: May 2023 – December 2023