This last week I checked out Yara by the wonderful musician Rabih Abou-Khalil. Yara is the soundtrack to a film by Yilmaz Arslan. Here is Abou-Khalil in another setting
In this interview Abou-Khalil speaks about the relation between improvisation and composition in his music, musical complexity, his composing for personalities rather than instruments, and about working with changing rhythms instead of harmonies.
In this segment Abou-Khalil speaks of the meeting of cultures, musical influences, composing for film, poetry, and he says a few more words about musical complexity.
Finally Abou-Khalil talks about mathematical elegance, sensuality, and sadness: