The River of Lights
The project aims to produce a musical album entitled “The River of Lights” in cooperation with the Austrian musician Matthias Loibner. The album comprises 9 pieces of instrumental music composed by Basel Rajoub and written for saxophone and “Hurdy Gurdy”. The latter is a 14th century instrument from Andalusia which was first used in ancient Iberian music, and afterwards in classical music where Mozart and Hayden composed some works for it.
The Queen of Turquoise
An Eastern contemporary music album composed of 2 traditional songs and 9 musical compositions written by Basel Rajoub in collaboration with Arab and European musicians. The educational tour for the musicians of the “Asia” album at the universities of Harvard, Brandeis and Dartmouth in the United States has provided the artist with the moral motivation to continue on this creative experience of adapting the saxophone to the music of Eastern cultures.