“The space is immense. It overflows those who enter with the thrilling arcane effect of a timeless place: the palaeolithic cave of Lascaux in a technological metamorphosis, or the sacred place of the people of the water tribe in the prequel of Star Wars, dug by their ancestors in the bowels of the earth.”


“The must-see multimedia project by artist and composer Yuval Avital”


“In times of borders and walls, of useless nationalist pride and separations, arrives a huge artificial forest in which the women of East-Timor meet the lace makers of Brianza, old Albanian women touch the voices and sounds of Okinawa, and instead of reasoning through exclusion, it is preferable to speak of inclusion. This, and a lot more, is ALMA MATER, an imposing and ambitious installation, presented in the ‘Cattedrale’ venue of La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan by Yuval Avital, undefined and undefinable personality...”


“A must-see art installation”


“When we are dealing with Yuval Avital, the great composer who creates massive sonic works, it is better to see and hear rather than to describe (...).
A must-see, even more than once”

“A magnificent installation (...) Il Terzo Paradiso by Michelangelo Pistoletto meets one of Avital’s multimedia creations which redefines the space into a synthetic, highly allegorical and poetic tribute to ‘Motherhood’ in all its inclinations.”


“The universe is feminine( ...) A thrilling event”


The voices of grandmothers from all over the world”


“A work of strong sensory impact, an allegorical scene of 1200 square meters, halfway between installation and performance, an extraordinary dialogue between creative excellence: from the icon-sonic universe of Avital to the artistic symbol by Pistoletto, from the graceful movements of the legendary étoile of Teatro alla Scala to the wise gesture of the lacemakers of Cantú, from site-specific light installation created by Enzo Catellani, to the visionary loudspeakers made by Architettura Sonora. Strong identities are harmonised into a single artistic vision inspired by the archetype of the motherhood, offering visitors an intense poetic journey.”




«Yuval Avital is a unique musician who is constantly pushing the aesthetic boundaries, mixing with elegance the guitar, his favourite instrument, with traditional cultures, contemporary music and new technologies. His credo, which is fundamentally devoted to exploration of new forms of performance has given birth to symphonies, operas and hybrid forms that dialogue with the codes.»


“Here is a clear and original example of massive music : REKA of composer Yuval Avital, a genuine event of a potentially planetary proportions that can include however wishes to partake in this work…”


" important provocation to the ones that still divide and separate music from an Euro-centric prospective, created with with the crowd/choir and the sounds/voices of the REKA soloists, using a poly-vocal counterpoint of great emotion and strength..."