Romina Lischka dhrupad vocal, viola da gamba & artistic direction
Viva Biancaluna Biffi soprano & fiddle
Tristan Driessens turkish oud
Firas Hassan percussion
Nina De Vroome video
FROM THE MOON TO THE FISH
EXPLORING CROSS BORDER MUSICAL SUFI TRADITIONS
From the moon to the Fish explores, through music and video, the rich Sufi music from Turkey and Syria, which also made its way to Europe in the Middle Ages. At the heart of the program is self-surrender to the love of god attached to the centuries old ceremony of Turkish Sufi dancers.
To Sufis, dhikr is seen as a way to gain spiritual enlightenment and surrender of the self to God. Dhikr is also a form of worship where music and poetry together with repeated dance is practised in a ceremony to remember God.
Finding similarity in the universality of musical traditions, Hathor Consort embraces and explores these cross border musical Sufi traditions in this exciting new program. Music having the same power as spirituality: it opens something indefinable.
The sun has set, its flush only is left.
I’ll give my life for a glimpse of you.
My fault: I came not when you bade
Your love has made me dance like mad.
Bulleh Shah (Tere Ishq Nachaya) | Sufi poet