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Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:30

Musicaelettronica.it 12 December 2018, Italy

“When the river flows, not during the summer, in which it is exhausted, it produces a white noise, that similarly to white colour, is a sound that contains all the sounds. The ancient Greeks were used to go to the river and listen it for compose their melodies. And all these melodies are truly there, because the river has all the frequencies inside itself, it is a complex sound”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:26

Il Messaggero daily, May 2018, Italy

“An allegorical opera that starts from the biblical text to face the contemporary topic of the fight between Good and Evil”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:25

Musica Roma, review by Markus Engelhardt, head of Department of Music History in DHI, June 2018

Yuval’s “Giobbe” (Job) is an artistically fascinating and profoundly impressive message of the music-theatrical against increasing right-wing populism and anti-Semitic defamation worldwide. It is a reminder against forgetting and indifference, but it also offers hope, as did its Old Testament model”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:23

SKY ARTE, May 2018, Italy

“A visionary score that whirls together voices, sounds and images in an ancient biblical text, a classical performers cast of excellence, ancestral notes of traditional religious cantors linked with a powerful video-art creation. All this is JOB, the new icon-sonic opera by Israeli composer Yuval Avital that sets in the scenographic context of Rome’s Terme di Diocleziano from May 30 to June 1”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:20

Cittadellarte Journal, review by Francesco Saverio Teruzzi, June 2018

“Job makes us reflect on the fragility of fortune and on the need to open ourselves to the other, to keep in mind that we, born under a lucky star, can at any moment find ourselves on the other side, forced to flee, in need of help, strangers. Job requires us to put ourselves in the other’s shoes, it tells us without compromises that the future is not in our hands and that the needy people of today could be replaced by our son or brother tomorrow”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:18

La Stampa daily, review, November 2017, Italy

“Though an advertisement in the local newspaper and open calls, Avital involved more than 350 people: Jew’s harp players, women transformed to Venuses, butchers, dancers, poets, farmers, musicians, to realize a vast polyptych of four parallel projections that suck the visitor/traveler into the atmosphere - mystic and carnal - of Etna”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:16

Corriere della Sera daily, review, December 2017, Italy

“The breath of the Mountain. For those born and raised in close contact with Etna, its discreet but present breath is something present in everyday life, tangible, familiar. For the rest of the world it is a volcano. But for its children its ‘a Muntagna’ - a female, a mother, a woman, an energy. Pure. Throbbing. Vibrant. From these vibrations, from her breath, music is born. An «Harmonic tremor» which the artist / musician Yuval Avital had captured, than giving it the widest form of freedom: sharing it with others”.

Saturday, 05 January 2019 19:00

La Sicilia daily, review, December 2017, Italy

“Variations on Harmonic tremor is a journey both individual as choral, where Yuval Avital crosses between music, words, images, dances, daily life to tell of his experience with the volcano. A collective journey since the ‘harmonic tremor’ is above all human: in an almost one-year of work the artist had involved more than 300 people between the towns and villages of Etna, including artists, farmers, dancers, musicians, entire families, elders, teenagers, women transformed with a strong presence into ‘Venuses’ (…) it is a contemporary artwork recreating an emotive oneiric journey, almost mystical inside the magma of the images of our volcano, in which it is also beautiful to disappear, to let it pull you inside it, in the middle of dark woods in the night while they are washed by a cascade of numerical matrix”.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:43

Haaretz daily, 28 September 2017, Israel

"Avital's Fuga Perpetua is Ethical art (...)The show layers powerful music with filmed refugees and forces the audience to get in contact for an hour, with the face of human suffering in our enlightened century.Among the dozens of works performed this time at the Festival of Israeli Music, "Fuga Perpetua"  by  composer and video artist Yuval Avital, a 40-year-old Israeli living in Milan, was presented as a particularly intriguing show. Bottom Line: Expectations have come true." 

Monday, 26 June 2017 15:40

Rolling Stone, 20 June 2017, Italy

"Taking inspiration from the futurist concerts, [Open Fence] inaugurates the biggest sound sculpture ever realized in Italy, opera by the artist Yuval Avital, in which the public will be able to play next to professional musicians."