On one side of the Orient, the embellished music of the oud (Ahmad al Khatib) and percussion (Youssef Hbeisch). On the other a stirring and iconoclastic string quartet.
The challenge: to pool timbres and practices and search for points of contact between these two cultural areas. Or how to subject Arab heterophony to a Western harmonic.
Recorded during the Détours de Babel festival.