I recently finished the musical score for the Royal National Theatres production of ‘Dara’. Set in Mughal India it tells the story of Crown Prince Dara – a Sufi poet, and his younger brother Aurangzeb and their different visions of Islam within India.
The music i have composed is heavily influenced by Sufi ideas – exploring the ecstatic repetition of Qawwali music and the poetry of Rumi, Kabir and other Sufi Saints. This is combined with a more regal North Indian Classical and Persian sound that would have been played in the Mughal Palaces of the day.
The show runs until 4th of April 2015. More info HERE
Watch a short film about the piece (featuring music from the show) HERE
Listen to Ali Mola. A Qawali from the show by clicking HERE