Shin, lamedh and mem are letters of the Semitic abjad; an abjad is a type of writing system in which - in contrast to our Western alphabet - each symbol stands for a consonant. There are no vowels. With abjads, readers have to infer the appropriate vowels between consonnants. Shin is the voiceless sybilant [s], lamedh is [l] and mem is [m]. Now try to speak out loud the 'word' slm. You just wished someone peace in Arabic or Hebrew: salām, shalom!
Shin, lamedh and mem are the root of many Semitic words and many of those words are used as names - such as in the title of this generator. Derived from this tree letter root, are the meanings such as wholeness, safety, well-being and good intention.
It is very dear to me, to open the myNoise project to the sound of different cultures and promote peace in the world through music. This sound generator combines the talents of Dave 'Salām' Tawfik playing on the duduk, and Ido 'Shalom' Romano playing the oud. Like this sound generator, be we all united around music and peace.
Dave Tawfik is graduated from the acclaimed Academy of Contemporary Popular Music in Guildford, United Kingdom. Ido Romano is a composer from Jerusalem, Israel holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.