At the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, a work was premiered that has occupied the mind of its composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi for years.

The Arab Apocalypse, based on the cycle of poems L’Apocalypse Arabe by Etel Adnan, was performed in a production stage directed by Pierre Audi, with the Ensemble Modern under Ilan Volkov. "When I met Etel Adnan in 2001, she gave me the book, in Arabic and French," explains Samir Odeh-Tamimi. “Even then I already thought I would like to compose this work. To read and understand it, I learned French. And since then I've been dealing with it almost every day, although I've composed many other works in the meantime."

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