Saadullah Agha Al Qalaa Employs IT in Service of Music
Saadullah Agha Al Qalaa is credited as one of the most prominent music researchers in the Arab homeland who has been trying very hard to employ the technology of information in service of Arab music, especially in documentation and analysis, according to the daily Syria Times.
The Syrian researcher depends on clear scientific principles to highlight the aesthetic values of the Arab music and record the stages of its development and inventions.
Al Qalaa’s most important TV program has been the one about the late Egyptian musician Mohammed Abdel Wahab who died in 1991. He reviewed the important accomplishments realized by Abdel Wahab throughout his long musical career that extended for about 70 years. Al Qalaa managed to analyze the genius thinking of the late musician, especially his ability to make an elegant blend between eastern and western musical moulds producing new harmonious compositions.
The first program prepared by Al Qalaa was The Arabs and Music in which he reviewed the development of the Arab music and its relationship with poetry, literature and other Arab arts. He also presented an important way for using computer to store different musical genres.
At the beginning of his program, Al Qalaa presented a number of themes that make it easy for a foreigner to understand the techniques of Arab music. He also unveiled important information about Arab music including musical moulds, the most famous Arab musical books, the history of Arab music, astronomy and music and architecture and music.
The World of Music is another program by Al Qalaa in which he resorted to the techniques used by Arab encyclopedists such as Al Jahez and Ibn Abd Rabboh who used to deal with various themes making a creative connection among them – Albawaba.com