CREDITS:Composition: Negar Bouban and Salim Ghazi Saeedi
Oud: Negar Bouban
Electric Guitar and Keyboards: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
Production and Mixing: Salim Ghazi Saeedi
instrumental jewel that would have corpses dancing in the
"Combining traditionally dissimilar forces
into one cohesive composition."
When There is More Beauty in the Contrary, Negar Bouban and Salim Ghazi Saeedi's 1/1/11 Single is an Oud and Electric Guitar instrumental. A portryal of ancient east vs. modern west.
Unusual as it may sound, a musician of classical Persian background working in collaboration with a rock musician, Negar Bouban and Salim Ghazi Saeedi Project formed in 2010 when Negar and Salim started a joint project based on a classical/Persian piece Negar had composed. Negar stated "I hear electric guitar screaming all over this piece!" and Salim adapted it in rock instrumentation, composed/played electric guitar parts and “When There is More Beauty in the Contrary” was born.
About this collaboration Salim says: "I like
creative approaches in which you adopt no framework in the first
place. For this song, I listened to Negar's material and started
improvising on my electric guitar." Salim, mostly known as a
progressive rock and jazz fusion musician adds: "In terms of musical
integrity among genres, I think it is practically impossible to
force this integrity to happen. Especially when it comes to fusion
material, I think one should never decide to merge styles or be
creative for the sake of being creative. It should all happen
itself. And if you don't see it coming, you should abandon the
Negar Bouban is an Iranian musician and Oud player.
Holding a PhD in art studies focusing on
Persian music theory, she has worked with different bands of
Persian classical music for over a
hundred live performances. Negar is
deeply involved with the art of improvisation, both in
traditional Iranian music and
free improvisation. She released a
solo album, "Payaapey" (Continuous)
in 2008 by Mahriz records, Tehran.