Manifestations (not yet released) is a series of compositions that were inspired over the years by contemplating the natural (and cosmic) patterns. The intertwined relationships that exist all around and within us – manifesting at different levels of consciousness over time.
Sea Within now rises... see within and you will find. This album is a reflection of the signs that exist all around us and within. The colors might look different than each other but what happens when you turn them together? They manifest One color, in unison.
In words of Rumi, "Sunlight looks different on this wall and very different on that wall, but it is the same light coming from One source... Stop looking for something out there and begin seeing within."
Aether is the clear sky; the upper regions of air beyond the clouds. However, the sound of Aether is the base of all sounds, and is the undertone which is ever continuous. Its instrument is the human body and it can be audible through it. Although it is all prevading, yet it is unheard. It manifests to us as we purify our bodies from material properties. The sound of Aether is self-contained, and it holds all forms and colors. It reflects the elements: earth, air, water and fire and tunes the soul towards acceptance and living in harmony with them. Inspiration: The Mysticism of Sound and Music, by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Noman Siddiqui is an Experience Design leader based in Canada, with experience in composing Reflective, New Age & World Music. He learned the fundamentals of eastern classical music (with Sohail Rana and Ustad Irshad Khan) for over five years. He composed and released two albums (Aether and Sea Within) along with Manifestations that is set to relase soon. Music artists/composers that have influenced Noman's work include A.R Rahman, Vangelis, Enya, Enigma, Eric Satie, Ludovico Enuadi and Shiv Kumar Sharma.