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Clusters of Light
Sharjah 2014

“Clusters of Light” is an elaborate 90-minute music-and-light show that tells the story of the Prophet Muhammed from birth until death. Commissioned by the ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, to help change the world’s negative perceptions of Islam, it focuses on the religion’s core values: peace, justice, tolerance and love. dasDUR transformed Prophet Mohammed’s narration into an impressive orchestral score with a performance that included more than 200 actors, 400 animated lights, 21 state-of-the-art projectors, 70 musicians from the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg and recording sessions in Berlin, the UAE and Cairo. dasDUR was entrusted with the project by Richard Lindsay, Creative Director of Australia’s Spinifex Group.

CREDITS

ProductionMultiple &
Spinifex Group
Creative DirectorRichard LindseyArtistic DirectorNigel JamiesonShow DirectorGavin RobinsProducerPhilippe Skaff
Wassim Rizk
AuthorDr. Abdul Rahman bin
Saleh Al Ashmawi
CompositionKhalid Al-SheikhMusic DirectorChristian Steinhäuser
dasDUR
ConductorMatt Dunkley
dasDUR
OrchestrationDr. Raphael Thöne
Nao Sato
Christian Feltkamp
Martin Rosengarten
dasDUR
OrchestraThe German Film Orchestra
Babelsberg
PerformanceHussain Al Jasmi
Lotfi Bouchnak
Ali Hajjar
Mohammed Assaf