Halim El-Dabh: Total Satisfaction / Various
- (Various Artists)
- Format: CD
TOTAL SATISFACTION Presented here is a variety of Halim El-Dabh's compositions for solo instruments, vocal and chamber music plus his pioneering examples in electronic music. They range from ocassionally performed pieces to music heard across the world. Born in Egypt in 1921 El-Dabh has researched extensively and retains a large collection of ethnomusicological field recordings. His composition works reflect the ancient cultures he has interacted with yet bring to life new sounds and new beginnings in the contemporary classical world. Presented here are examples of El-Dabh's use of primeval and ancient vocal sounds in utterance, oratory, and melody combined with unique vocal percussive techniques and electronic-acoustic treatment. El-Dabh's compositions span 77 years and covers the gamet from the traditional to the profound classical toward the challenges of the avant-gard and daring cyberexploration of sound and sonic vibrations. TOTAL SATISFACTION 1. Tryptich part 1 solo acoustical guitar (1952) 2:35 Yuval Avital 2. Tryptich part 2 solo acoustical guitar (1952)2:47 Yuval Avital 3. Tryptich part 3 solo acoustical guitar (1952)4:12 Yuval Avital 4. Signals and Connections (2005) 1:52 Halim El-Dabh Vocal Techniques - Electronic 5. Aapep Bass Solo (2004) 9:09 Bryan Thomas - string bass 6. Conversations With Theremin (2005) 4:13 Halim El-Dabh Electronic 7. Shades and Shadow (1966) 5:45 Colgate University Boys Choir 8. Ademaelard 9:04 (2005) vocal & electronic Halim El-Dabh 9. Intimacy (2004) 5:34 Recorded Live in Concert Kent State University - Ludwig Recital Hall Blake Tyson - marimba and Liana Tyson - flute 10. Meditations on the Nile part 1 (1959) 12:32 New England Conservatory private rehearsal Halim El-Dabh - piano 11. Meditations on the Nile part 2 (1959) 3:42 New England Conservatory private rehearsal Halim El-Dabh - piano 12. Tabla-Tahmeel (1961) 1:52 Hochshule fir Musik Wurzburg- May 21, 1995 Kammermusik Aus Africa I Gabriele Juttner, Durk Semnier, Oliver Trahndorff, Klaus Kutting 13. Juxtaposition no.1 Hochshule fir Musik Wurzburg- May 21, 1995 Kammermusik Aus Africa I Gabriele Juttner, Durk Semnier, Oliver Trahndorff, Klaus Kutting 14. Belly Dance Classic (2004) Recorded Live in Concert 7:20 Halim El-Dabh & Charles Coven co composers Kent State University - Ludwig Recital Hall Conducted by John Ferritto Christine Perry-flute, Kristen Hall-oboe, Jane Naragon-clarinet, Kent Laramee-horn, Daniel Perrtu-bassoon, Bryan Thomas-double bass Halim El-Dabh, Blake Tyson & Charles Coven - percussion (Djembe, Derabucca, Maracas, Finger Cymbals, Tambourine), Emilie Watt-belly dancer halimeldabh.com.