Disorient orientalism - Encounter with Saed Haddad

Tuesday 08 January 2013 - 18:30
Disorient orientalism - Encounter with Saed Haddad


Moderator: Jérémie Szpirglas

With Algeria a subject for Romantic painters, the attraction to the Orient continnued throughout the succeeding centuries with the Levantine years, from Napoleon III’s deam of an Arab Kingdom to the convulsions of a Union for the Mediterranean. Orientalism has not disappeared from the French scene.
Music has remained isolated in the midst of these confrontations, and yet, for several years now, one has noted the arrival on the contemporary scene of composers who champion a ‘Arabism’ of dual origin. Saed Haddad (1972), a Jordanian composer, is at the confluence of two musical cultures that irrigate the Mediterranean: one, Arabic-Persian, that daily animates the Middle East, and one that, since Monteverdi, has been feeding European passions. This encounter looks at the work of Saed Haddad and will provide a moment for listening and opening out to the art of the twenty-first century.

Saed Haddad at the Gateway to the West
Omer Corlaix, publisher, chronicler for France Musique

Musical interlude

Saed Haddad In Memoriam Escher (3) for cor anglais
Jean-Marc Liet, cor anglais

Between the middles
Jérémie Szpirglas, writer and journalist

Music of the Maghreb and the Middle East, orality from mouth to ear
Rachid Brahim-Djelloul, violinist and musicologist

Musical interlude

Saed Haddad
Les deux visages de l’Orient for violin
Jasmine Eudeline, violin

Round table with all participants
Partnership Cdmc – Ensemble 2e2m