Complementary Opposites - An expansive musical project of Middleastern Israeli music. Composed and produced by oud player Eran Zamir, while the arrangements were made by Zohar Sharon. Creating a very unique and extraordinary combination, Eran Zamir has gathered an ensemble compiled of 14 musicians, some derived from the world of mideastern ethnic classical music, playing instruments like the oud, kanun, ney, violin and different kinds of percussion.
While the other group of musicians come from the world of western music, (classical and modern) playing instruments like the oboe, french horn, harmonica, clarinet, piano, trumpet, vibraphone, bass guitar and electric guitar. This rich and special ensemble connects these two musical worlds and the cultures from which they grow, this connection also comes into expression in Zamir's compostions which include a variety of contradicting yet complementary influences, there for it is named - Complementary Opposites.
Zohar, which arranged Eran's compositions from his first album "In good spirit" gave a new interpretation to the initial intimate pieces, originally performed in the album by a trio(oud, bass guitar and percussion).
In his work, Zohar (which means - Radiance in hebrew) sheds a new light on Zamir's (nightingale in Hebrew) compositions, helping to express the beauty of each instrument as an individual, enhancing and enriching the musical experience and giving it, together with Sound engineer Ben Spector, more width and depth.
These two albums complete and complement each other, and are like a "naked" version, which supports the value of melody and intimacy, and a "dressed" version, resonating the quality of the arrangement. The nightingale and the radiance around it.
Eran zamir - Composer and oud player, graduate of the Jerusalem music academy in the department of oriental music, under the guidance of prof. Taiseer Elias.
Zohar Sharon - Pianist, composer and arranger, founder of the "revolution orchestra", winner of the prime minister's composition prize for 2013 and of the Mifa'l Ha'pais competition.