Hello first of all,
I’ve been hesitating for a while to write about that article.
Fearing not to be understood as from an egoic point of view of dominance or any word showing superiority .
But I ve been noticing lately on my time line and some personal irritation from 80% of ignorant signers.
So I decided..to write and explain with a logical mind to many people who are curious what’a the difference .
Naturally we all know a.singer is the front lead person taking all the spot light due to the fact that vocal, voice and presence is the most humanistic interaction between people.
True he express any given melody or the Composer melody.
Yes he does feel it most of the time. (Most) but it may scratch his surface and pass by …
His attention is on his performance and people s reaction, let me say 10 to 20% of singers are genuine.
The rest care about the spotlight, the feedback (not artostically) look wise. Their narcissist personality pumps us to a point where he feels he s above all musicians and even the creators of song.
Most of suicide cases or attempts u hear them from singers..rare u hear that a composer kills him self. Although as a composer I might after this article 🙂
Now about the composer
There are 2 types in only our unique weird…bit primitive societies (Arab in general)
The one called composer “moulahen” that just hums or creates a tune based a lot 9n whatever he heard since his childhood.
True he still created it. And feels a bond with his creation.
Caring starts to become inclusive and the anxiety of sharing it with the best way.
But this may stop.here..as this type of composer only exists mostly in the middle.east.
Also his ego.may.pump. and in that case u cannot separate a stealer of melodes from a genuine composer.
The true and authentic composer as most of people living abroad.
Is the one responsible of his music from.scratch. whether by supervising lyrics. Helping the poet. Creating the melody, create each instrument notes, assist it in the studio and stays days and weeks living on it
And depending on it s mood. If it s sad or melancholic the composer can suffer tremendously from it s powerful effect.
Now the bond of a parent to.a child or.even children starts.
He cares about each instrument about BeING fair to all his children.
About the singer and his voice. He sees the singer and respect him as a soul and tool to deliver the final output of his work.
By that time.the mind and souk of the composer is drained.
He may feel sad..joyful pleasant..depressed..anxious..dark..and must endure all that.
He must be fair to all and take care of all..hence a real father or mother.
Now.after that tremendous energy is being given.
Here comes the unknowingness of the persons or audience.
They praise the singer. And he gets to say it s my song.
It s never his mm and will never be. Again that small majority of singers may feel a close.bond. the rest will care to brag on magazine and go into a pure egoistic competition with other and claiming possession of songs.
What a foolish idea.!!
The media and that domain. Cares to put the spot light on the singers for pure business reasons. How many seated person will come of the concert of x.
True all is needed. The Inver completes the composer. But not always.
A composer can give music and still exits from his gift.
A singer can never do anything without an existing COMPOSED song…from……a…….COMPOSER.
At the end in our poor middle east and unfair.
The composer sell his piece..his baby his creation for a small sum.
And the singer makes fortune from concert on behalf of that song.
And the composer barely get recognition or financial support
Composer can mean (the one who creates music or lyrics or both)
For those who listenes to most American music.oldies or new.
Richard max. Peter cetera. Phil collins.Elton John air supply. And many are the one who create their own songs.
Or at least if a foreign singer sing. The composer has a fair share of each revenue for the singer.
Without that song the singer would be doing nothing.
Let s take..the passed away our legend melhem barakat. And for me personally my father and hero zaki nassif. Also rahman brothers.
They knew what psychology and feeling others ism looking at the bright and dark side of the life. Connecting their emotions. Creating their pieces from feeling their surrounding
I dint forgethe my idol and master ziad rahbany.
Since I started giving songs to many 2002 -2013
Zayn ..wael jassar
.Simon….even haifa. Yes “even” cause we re not speaking art at all now.
Vivian mad..tana kassis.Bruno.
Plenty of others.
All this love to the musical piece that comes from.your deepest core.
Just to see it.getting lost with the applause for the singer.
Something was not right.
The composer nature is more giving..susceptible to his environment while the singer is worried about his black glasses..body guards and all that crap.
I decided to stop.all that.
Besides no one knows how beautiful is to compose music alone.
Cause it takes u to a marvelous land where people really do love each other.
So preparing my concert where the vocalist is part of the piece of set is great and as a team they are all the family of the composer. And a gather.or mother cannot be but fair.
But a spoiled singer is like a spoiled child who didn’t earn his work by intense creativity .
Some of u know me personally or by Facebook.
@Jad manna.33 Jad manna music fan group. @Pianisssimo
Or simply go to http://www.jadmehanna.com and check all my social links
I got late to release my albums and concerts due to the misconception of what a pianist and composer can do.
It s rare.
That story creates pain in me. When singers make easily 30 40 50 thousands dollars and.composer barely small small.share.
I.will keep fighting for my dream instrumental or songs but with people who will be as a family .
I and rare composers struggle to find small sponsoring.whereas singers gets huge sums to be spent on drugs.sex..and other things. I know exactly then game and the domain.
I hope that day comes soon and will re create a s position ..the true position where the creator of that song or piece deserves a way better 0lac3 withing these ego pumping people. (80% of singers).
The.art is.not about the shish or keble naye. And eehhhhhh w yalla.
When your physical body and heaven meets that s called music .
Hope.this clarified for you the amount of gap between a composer and a singer.