The one with knowledge exists through his knowledge. Samir Odeh-Tamimi's Mansūr

Samir Odeh-Tamimi’s Mansūr for large choir, four brass players and two percussionists received its world premiere 2014 at the Salzburg Festival with great success. The work, which was commissioned by the Festival, is based on texts by and reflections on the Sufi mystic Mansūr Al-Hallāğ (858-922), with which the composer has dealt with in several of his works already. This article originally appeared in the Salzburg Festival programme booklet for the world premiere.