The Atar Trio & Eran Zur presents a performance of spoken text, computer sampler, piano violin and cello. The piece by Arik Shapira was commissioned in 2014 and based on Yoel Hofman's book: "Moods" (Keter Edition, 2010)
Arie Shapira was born on November 29th, 1943, in kibbutz Afikim , the Jordan Valley, Israel. On 1986 he received the Prime Minister's Prize for Composition, and in 1994 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Composition and Teaching. Shapira composed symphonic music, chamber music, electronic music, and music for solo instruments.
From 1995 he was a lecturer at the Department of Music at the Haifa University.
Shapira: "It is necessary to invent new parameters of listening, of experience: I am curious, and I want to be a partner to an adventure, not a historical experience. I want to feel that I am alive, and alive today - intellectually and sensually, that I'm hearing a new sound. Hearing the Israeliness of today, with all its frantic provincialism."