_Extended / Dganit Elyakim
_Extended is a library in constant expansion covering extended technics on various instruments. It is a unique project created in collaboration with Halas and HaTeiva concert hall.
Extended’s first guest is the cellist Dan Weinstein, to whom we owe the idea of starting the library with natural harmonics for cello, an extended technic that, by now, is almost a convention and is used by composers quite frequently. It will be followed by a chapter on artificial harmonics, so stay tuned (and off-key!). If you want to skip the blah-blah just scroll down to listen and download the samples.
שידור חיי בחלאס
יום ראשון ה 17 למאי 2015 בשעה 20:30 (מינוס פלוס) ערב אוונגרד בלבונטין 7
אופיר אילזצקי, אדם שפלן, דגנית אלייקים, אסיף צחר, דניאל שריד, איגור קרוטוגולוב, ועוד
שידור חי מפסטיבל הקולנוע דוק-אביב – ביום שני ה 11 למאי, המלחין אופיר אילזצקי בשיחה עם הצלם צביקה פורטנוי אודות עבודתו על הסרט “15 קצוות של העולם”. הסרט יוצר ליווי ויזואלי לעבודות הסאונד ורעיונותיו היחודיים של אחד הקולות המרתקים במוסיקה האלקטרונית של המאה ה-20, המלחין הפולני – יוג’ניוש רודניק.
In cities with a lack of parking, almost everyone has a bicycle. It’s a known fact that bicycles are the green answer to transportation as well as the healthiest form of city commuting. Bicycle riding in urban areas may be considered an innocent, yet subversive act at the same time. Critical thinking along with a passion for music and bicycles is what generated the idea of linking both worlds.
Daniel Davidovsky converts his bicycle into a musical instrument. By attaching a contact microphone to the bike’s frame and applying various physical gestures and techniques, it is possible to amplify the sounds produced by the different parts of the bicycle.
Listen to Spotlight
“You can’t imagine what that piece made me feel… but, what is it about actually?” This sentiment is probably the most common reaction I get to my piece, Spotlight. “Surely, there’s an element of prayer here?” or: “the piece tries to juxtapose between the divine and the earthly… right?” It’s usually at this point that I find myself fumbling in words, trying to express possible meanings the piece might or might not have: “The piece is about high and low, and emotions… and yet, about nothing; I mean, it’s about the performers… and how they make sound… even when they aren’t making any sound… it’s about their reactions to one another and their reactions to the tape sounds, or, or, uhm… silence… it’s about their own emotions, or what it means to be a performer…” It’s usually right around this point that I wish I hadn’t opened my mouth in the first place. I mean, yeah, sure, Spotlight is about all of these things, but yet about none of them. The truth of the matter is that the idea, as is usually the case with me, came as a feeling: The first image I had was that of two performers dancing in slow motion, in complete silence, under a direct light. Calling it a dance is perhaps misleading, because the performers are actually mimicking a performance, possibly even the same performance they are performing right there… CUT TO: stark darkness, sounds of emaciated House beats blasting from speakers, and slightly softer… those same two performers playing crude materials with a dark undertone. That was the idea that sparked Spotlight into being – and it is from this seed that an entire piece was constructed, in many ways to serve the aforementioned dramatic moment that both initiates and concludes the journey of the piece.
Ophir Ilzetzki interviews and plays the music of the Berlin based Canadian composer Chiyoko Szlavnics.
Tessellations Live – Veryan Weston at St. Leonard’s, Shoreditch —— Description: Pianist, composer & improviser Veryan Weston plays his piece Tessellations live in concert at the St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch. London, 19 November, 2009.
Performer: Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble with Marc Sabat, violin ———- Chiyoko Szlavnic’s piece from 2004 (a)long lines; we’ll draw our own lines, recorded during a dress rehearsal on May 19th, 2005, at Melanchton Kirche, Berlin. Performed by the Wandelweiser Komponisten Ensemble with Marc Sabat, violin.