Shwaye Shwaye

6 Feb

Last week I started composing the music for a very exciting theater production in Germany, at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. I’m thrilled to be joining a great group of artists who will be working on this piece.

The play is called Lemon Tree and is based on the 2008 film of the same title, directed by Eran Riklis. (you can read about the film here ).

The film was adapted to the stage by Noa Kenan-Lazar and Anat Rosman, and translated to German by Ruth Melcer.

The director of the production is Dedi Baron; she is one of Israel’s most fascinating theater directors in the 2000’s, and I’m especially excited to be working with her.

I will compose and record new music for this production, playing most of the instruments myself, which should be a nice trip.

During the following weeks I will often share my creative process with all of you, writing posts about the ongoing work, uploading bits of music for you to comment on, share videos and more. It’s going to be an interesting ride and I would love to have you there with me.

On a different note, I recently went back to the recordings of a duo tour with monstrously talented bassist Omer Avital, which we did in the summer of 2009, right after touring Italy together with Avital’s quintet. We played 5 concerts in Israel and recorded all of them. One evening was especially magical, a show at the ‘Zappa Herzliya’ club, and we are planning to release it as a live CD.

Incidentally, that show was also videotaped! Here is a clip of the duo playing “Shwaye Shwaye”, a composition of mine.

FYI, Shwaye Shwaye is an expression in Arabic meaning ‘slow down’, or ‘take it easy’ – always a good advice. Have a nice week!


One Response to “Shwaye Shwaye”

  1. notitiae February 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Great! Wonderfull post, greetings for the blog too.

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