is an improvisation on J. S. Bach's holy cross theme (in this case e,c,f,g#) and arabic sounding effects. In 2006 I travelled through Syria and was captivated by the arabic culture; not only unforgettable landscape and delicious food, but also warmth and friendliness of the people and the mixture of different religions. In Damascus, I saw a church and Mosque built next to each other and so in this piece, I was wanted to somehow unite the spiritual elements of these religions in music. This piece is dedicated to Dr. Bettina Engelke and visual artist Wolfgang Tiemann with whom I travelled.
C'est Ailleurs by Anouar Brahem for piano solo
performed on 23. Feb.2014 at Galerie Holbein4, Hannover