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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:45

La Sicilia daily, February 2017, Italy

«“The artist Yuval Avital creating an insightful opera with sound of nature and the habitants of the vulcano.»


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Monday, 27 February 2017 15:04

7per24, Italy, 06 October 2016

«Whispers and shouts in the belly of the world: Reka Re by Yuval Avital rocked the Teatro Valli»


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Monday, 27 February 2017 15:02

Gazzetta di Reggio, Italy, 03 October 2016

«You really can’t choose where to lay eyes - to the crowd in which each is illuminated by cute shining lights all around you - or toward the stage as coloured pictorial images keep changing, or toward the soloists sitter on high black chairs or the two percussionists which perform as real tightrope walkers (...)»


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Monday, 27 February 2017 15:01

La Stampa daily, Italy 29 september 2016

«The voice of each of us is like a fingerprint: says who we are, what is our history and what we’re made. At the same time, it would seem that the Mass disperses the sound characteristics of the individual, giving more value to quantity than quality. To not you agree with that is Yuval Avital, the Israeli musician and composer who for years pursuing a project, to bring forth the beauty, the visionary poetry that the Crowd, perhaps without knowing it, preserves.»


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Monday, 27 February 2017 15:00

Editorial, Nomos Alpha Magazine, June 2016, Italy

“In this interview we try to tell you about how Yuval Avital sees the world , one of the most exciting and prolific composers of recent years. Among his compositions are total works of art, which blend multiple languages and bring with them the sign of our time.”


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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:57

Giornale delle Fondazioni, “La Parola agli artisti” column, Stefania Crobe, June 2016 Italy. 6 pages interview

"His name is the name of the father of all musicians in the Bible (Genesis, 21), but it also means "stream that comes from the river," creating a path that deviates from the stream. So Yuval Avital, already well known as a composer and classical guitar soloist, in recent years embraces a world of visual art and sound installations, collective performances that involve a huge number of people in the creation of contemporary rituals, ‘icon-sonic’ works with a very strong multimedia frameworks emotional impact; challenging traditional crystallized categories separating the arts(…) The near future, in addition to concerts of great importance, sees him at work for a number of new visual and sound installations, in Italy and Switzerland. The difficulty to frame it in a single definition, in its flow perpetuity as the waters of a stream, reflects its world in full; a world which anticipates worlds."


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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:56

Emily Yates, Brighton & Hove Independent, June 2016, UK

“...Of the festival’s many co-commissions, the bravest and most brilliantly conceptualised was undoubtedly Yuval Avital’s Fuga Perpetua (...) With Fuga Perpetua, Yuval Avital does not refrain from showing the internal horror of one who is ‘always running’ – never gratuitous, but visceral and uncompromising in showing a universal experience that no one has the right to shy away from. ”


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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:55

Chris Barnard, The Argus daily, May 2016, UK

“...A work of genius which really achieves its objectives in a thought-provoking and stunning show.”


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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:54

Nicola Scaldaferri, Amadeus Magazine, March 2016 Italy

“...Despite its aura of reality - and the consequent risks for the perception of such a work - Fuga Perpetua is a masterful proof of artistic creation. An uninterrupted 80 minutes dense sonic score, performed impeccably by musicians of the Meitar Ensemble, is a counterpoint to an elaborate and engaging multimedia part in which the starting material (which also includes video contributions by Andrea Trivero and the UNHCR multimedia archive) is reprocessed in an intense and evocative poetic journey, but above all very respectful of the human figure.

Fuga Perpetua is certainly one of the most ambitious and complex creative challenges faced so far by the composer, who has combined a remarkable mastery of technical means with a respectful and involving manner, to offer an artistic reflection with an intense and original hand portraying one of the great tragedies of our time...”


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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:52

Carlotta Sami, Spokeswoman of UNHCR for Southern Europe, personal column in La Repubblica daily, March 2016

“...Bitterness pervades these days, reaching the lowest point given the difficulty of managing this epochal phenomenon of refugees for Europe, reflected in the iconic image of the mother washing her newborn baby in a puddle at the Greek-Macedonian border. But, as so often in humanity’s darkest moments, art gives us a glimmer of hope. Ai Weiwei is working in Greece and returned yesterday with a piano, a bit of a Syrian teenager’s dignity. In Italy, Yuval Avital, after more than a year of painstaking work has given birth to Fuga Perpetua, a work of great artistic quality and equally important from its human and moral standpoint, a work that might have created discomfort and disturbance for some spectators, but restores dignity to refugees. Not a work ABOUT refugees, but rather a work WITH refugees.

Yuval Avital, the musicians on the stage and refugees overwhelm us in a fuga constantly more precipitous, backed by a spiral of archetypes common to all human beings: the abandonment, the mother, the father, the house, the childhood memory, the return. This opera brings us all to an equal level, requiring of the audience the most essential matter we need today: closeness and empathy (...)If Fuga Perpetua will arrive in your town, go to see the show.”


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