Daniel Masson at Sacred Music Festival of Fes

At the suggestion of French Institute of Fès and his Director M Christophe Steyer: I’m invited to participate at Sacred Music Festival of Fès, Morocco, 2016 edition.

My performance will take place at Bab Boujloud on May 10, 2016.

DMasson_Christophe Steyer

Daniel Masson and Christophe Steyer, Institut Français de Fès Director.

 

This project involves several steps with the goal to create a new music blending electro beats and sounds with the  instruments of Moroccan Traditional Music.

I began the project by a 10 days stay at Fès.

With the support of the Music Conservatory, i’ve recorded the musicians of Orchestre Arabo Andalou de Fès, the oldest orchestra in the genre over the area.

Daniel Masson and orchestre arabo-andaloux de Fes

Daniel Masson and orchestre arabo-andaloux de Fes

The recordings sessions have continued at Dar Batha, a riad belonging to the French Institute located in the medina.
With the help of Abderrahim Amrani, director of the Confrérie Soufie des Hamadcha, I recorded many traditional Moroccan instruments.

Daniel Masson and Abderrahim Amrani at Dar Batha.

Daniel Masson and Abderrahim Amrani at Dar Batha.

 

Hamadcha-Daniel Masson recordingsDaniel Masson-Hamadcha

Daniel Masson-Hamadcha recordings - copieDaniel Masson-Dar Batha recordings sessions

 

I’ve ended my stay by playing a Livemix in a gorgeous venue Sahrai: a partner of French Institute.
This luxuary designed hotel, directed by M Guillaume Binder, offers a superb view on the medina.
The simultaneous vernissage of the collective art show of the artists Remed, Sébastien Preschoux and Morran Ben Lachen give the event a special vibe.

Daniel Masson_Sahrai Hotel livemix

Daniel Masson livemix at Sahrai.

 

During my last day, I visited antique Roman town Volubilis as I discovered stunning landscapes.

Volubilis

Around Fes

 

I’m now back home in my studio located in the French country side and I’m starting the second step composing a 30/40 mns of music.
A 6 weeks production time is short regarding my production habits but give this beautiful project more exciting.

I will perform a livemix at Music Sacred Festival which will be filmed by Reed Rickert, a Californian director. The goal is to make a documentary about my work.
This film as well as an album will be released in the following months.

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