"12 Tribes", for 12 instrumentalists, 2021
In this work, I focused on three elements at the core of my work as a composer: combining folklore sources as inspiration, concentrating on the linear lines and melodic motion, and finally, the unique performance and interaction with the audience.
The piece discusses differences and individualism in our society through the biblical story of the twelve tribes. Each instrument represents a character of a tribe. The melodies are inspired by the Moroccan cantor singing style at the synagogue. The audience can choose a sitting position between the players to listen to particular instruments or the entire ensemble.
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