Music for theatrical & inter-disciplinary works

 

  • 2014 - Amulet for the Widening of the Heart
    סגולה להרחבת הלב

    Original music and sound design for an interdisciplinary installation.
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (quilts and visual design)
    Commissioned by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Polonsky family, as part of the exhibition "What is Memory? 70 Years Later" at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel, Apr. 2015.

    Excerpt on YouTube >>
     

  • 2014 - Table of Silence
    שולחן השתיקה

    for violin and viola (15 min.)
    Music for a dance piece by Butoh dancer Maya Dunsky.
    Premiered by violinist Yael Barolsky and violist Amit Landau, "Marathon Hateiva", Tel Aviv, Nov. 2014.

 

  • 2012 - The Merry Fishermen's Island
    אי הדייגים המאושרים

    Live music design for clarinet and percussions, for a theater-students children show. (55 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered by students of the theater department at the University of Haifa, April 2012.

 

  • 2011 - Fabrics' Stories
    סיפורי בדים

    Live music design with traditional folk songs, for 16 theater-students. (60 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered by students of the theater department at the University of Haifa, May 2011.

     

  • 2007 - The Fool
    השוטה

    Miniature Opera
    for voice, viola and percussion (30 min.) (Eng.)
    Collaboration with artist Etty Ben-Zaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, USA.
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken (Voice) Kim Kashkashian (viola) and Robyn Schulkovsky (Percussion), Musik Triennale Festival, Köln, Germany, May 2007.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by WDR – the German radio.

     

  • 2006 - "The Fool Who Loved Singing"
    השוטה שאהב לשיר

    Music-Theater for voice, 7 instruments, narrator and a dancer (30 min.)
    (Heb., Eng.) Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, Oct. 2006.
    Premiered there with BenZaken as soloist, the festival's ensemble, voice artist Joseph Shprinzak and dancer Anat Shamgar.

    Excerpt on YouTube >>

 

  • 2004 - Stabat Mater – a Human Prayer
    סטאבט מאטר – תפילה אנושית

    Music-Theater for voice, string quartet and sound-track (30 min.) (Hebrew, Arabic, English, Latin, Ladino)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, August 2004. Premiered there by Etty BenZaken and the Israeli Contemporary Quartet. Additional fully-staged performances include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, October 2004; the Spring Festival Rishon Lezion April 2005; "Hag Hagim" Festival, Haifa, 2008; The many concert performances include the Rothko Chapel in Huston, USA,  2009, and Autumn Tbilisi Festival, Georgia, 2012.
    American premier: Etty BenZaken and ensemble Mallarme, Duke University, March 2006. European Premier: Etty BenZaken and Orchestrautopica, Festival Expresso Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Featured on the CD "BenZaken sings Steinberg and Bardanashvili".

    Excerpt 1 on YouTube >>
    Excerpt 2 on YouTube >>
     

  • 2002 - The Sultan is Pregnant
    סולטן בהיריון

    Music-Theater for voice & 7 instruments (30 min.) (Hebrew, Arabic, English)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, July 2002.
    Premiered there by BenZaken, the festival's ensemble & Eitan Steinberg, conductor.
    American premier: Etty BenZaken and ensemble Boston Musica Viva, conducted by Richard Pittman, Boston, Oct. 2004.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Recorded and broadcasted the Israeli TV.
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    Excerpt 1 on YouTube >>
    Excerpt 2 on YouTube >>

 

  • 1995 - Blue With Tail
    כחול עם זנב

    Music-Video for voice, recorder, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, guitar & percussion. (26 min.) (Hebrew, English)
    Collaboration with video artist Marit Benisrael.
    Premiere screening: Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1996.

 

  • 1994 - Gog and Magog
    גוג ומגוג

    Live music design using traditional Hasidic prayers, for 12 actors/singers. (40 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with stage director Michal Govrin.
    Premiered at the Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, May 1994.

     

  • 1994 - Princess of Five Faces
    נסיכת חמשת הפנים

    Music-Theater for a singer/actress, recorder, string trio, lute & 2 percussionists. (36') (Hebrew / English)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered with Benzaken as soloist, Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, July 1995.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.

 

  • 1993 - Sarah
    שרה

    Music for a theater show, for voice solo. (15 min.) (Hebrew)
    Commissioned and performed by Theater Company Jerusalem.

     

  • 1992 - The Face Dance of Eve Music-Video
    יקוד הפנים של חווה

    for voice, piccolo, violin, viola, cello. (11 min.) (English) 
    Collaboration with video artist Marit Benisrael.
    Screened in Israel:  the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv; Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod; Beyt Zioney America, Tel-Aviv; Jerusalem Cinematheque.

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יצירות תזמורתיות

  • 2017 - Cosmic Progressions in the Heart IV

תהליכים קוסמיים בלב IV 

for chamber orchestra (17 min.) Premiered by the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta & conductor Andres Mustonen, Tartu, Estonia, July. 2017.

  • 2013 - Cosmic Progressions in the Heart III
    תהליכים קוסמיים בלב III

    for symphonic orchestra (17 min.)
    Premiered by the Tbilisi Symphony & conductor Vakhtang Kakhidze, Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 2013.

The full piece on Soundcloud >>
 

  • 2011 - The Return to Konigstrasse
    בחזרה לקניג-שטראסה

    concerto for viola and orchestra (23 min.)
    Commissioned by the Israeli Beer Sheva Sinfonietta.
    Premiered by Avshalom Sarid (viola), conductor Doron Salomon and the Israeli Beer Sheva Sinfonietta, Be'er Sheva, Israel, Dec. 2011.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

     

  • 2011 - Rava Deravin
    רעוא דרעוין

    for voice & strings orchestra (17 min.) (Aramaic)

    Commissioned by the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble.

    Premiered by Etty BenZaken, The Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble & conductor Barak Tal, Israel Music Fest, Rapaport Hall, Haifa, Israel, Oct. 2011.

 

  • 2008 - Cosmic Progressions in the Heart I

    I תהליכים קוסמיים בלב

    for chamber orchestra (15 min.)

    Commissioned by the Israeli Camerata Orchestra, Jerusalem.

    Premiered December 2008 by the Israeli Camerata and conductor Avner Biron, as part of the orchestra's concert series in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Rehovot, Modi'in and Kefar Shemaryahu.

    Featured on the CD "The Music Department, University of Haifa", 2011.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

 

  • 1997/2004 - "Variousraspirations"
    אנשיםשוניםנושמים

    for voice, viola & orchestra (17 min.) (multi lingual)

    Won the Nicola DeLorenzo Composition Award, 1998.

 

  • 1997 - They Meet Again And Now They Dance (10 min.)

    Premiered by UC Berkeley Symphony & conductor David Milnes, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, USA, April 1999.

 

  • 1996 - In a Hidden Cleft Among Cliffs a Gazelle Drinks Water

    בנקיק נסתר בצוקים איילה שותה מים

    (Orchestral version) for voice, viola & string orchestra (10 min.) (multi lingual)

 

  • 1994 - Wedding Song (18 min.)
    שיר חתונה 
    Published by IMI, Israel Music Institute.
    Won the Nicola DeLorenzo Composition Award, 1995.

  • 1993 - Shanti

שנטי

for symphony orchestra (15 min.)

Published by IMI, Israel Music Institute.

Won the Israel Philharmonic Award, 1994.

Premiered by the Israel Philharmonic & conductor Gary Bertini, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Jan. 1994.

Recorded by the Israeli radio, Jerusalem Symphony and conductor Ilan Volkov, Sept. 1996.

 

  • 1992 - Look, Beauty
    תראי, יופי

    for mezzo-soprano, rock singer, rock band, orchestra (17 min.) (Hebrew, English)

    Premiered by the Tel-Aviv Symphony and conductor Itay Talgam, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Jan. 1993.

 

  • 1988/91 - Conversations in the Ninth Person
    שיחות בגוף תשיעי

    for 9 string instruments or string orchestra. (10 min.)

    Commissioned and premiered by Camerata String Orchestra, Jerusalem, Feb. 1988.

    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

תיאטרון-מוסיקה, אופרות קאמריות, יצירות בינתחומיות

 

  • 2019 - Search Expedition 220

משלחת חיפוש 220​ 

Chamber opera for 6 vocalists and ensemble

Stage directing, stage design, fabric artworks: Etty BenZaken.

Text: multi-lingual fragments eddited by Etty BenZaken.

Premier: Israel Music Fest, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2019. Singers-Actresses: Etty BenZaken and "Alma" Vocal Ensemble. Instrumentalists: "Modalius" Ensemble. Conductor: Eitan Steinberg

  • 2014 - Amulet for the Widening of the Heart
    סגולה להרחבת הלב

    Original music and sound design for an interdisciplinary installation.
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (quilts and visual design)
    Commissioned by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Polonsky family, as part of the exhibition "What is Memory? 70 Years Later" at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel, Apr. 2015.

    Excerpt on YouTube >>
     

  • 2014 - Table of Silence
    שולחן השתיקה

    for violin and viola (15 min.)
    Music for a dance piece by Butoh dancer Maya Dunsky.
    Premiered by violinist Yael Barolsky and violist Amit Landau, "Marathon Hateiva", Tel Aviv, Nov. 2014.

  • 2007 - The Fool
    השוטה

    Miniature Opera
    for voice, viola and percussion (30 min.) (Eng.)
    Collaboration with artist Etty Ben-Zaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, USA.
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken (Voice) Kim Kashkashian (viola) and Robyn Schulkovsky (Percussion), Musik Triennale Festival, Köln, Germany, May 2007.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by WDR – the German radio.

     

  • 2006 - "The Fool Who Loved Singing"
    השוטה שאהב לשיר

    Music-Theater for voice, 7 instruments, narrator and a dancer (30 min.)
    (Heb., Eng.) Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, Oct. 2006.
    Premiered there with BenZaken as soloist, the festival's ensemble, voice artist Joseph Shprinzak and dancer Anat Shamgar.

    Excerpt on YouTube >>

 

  • 2004 - Stabat Mater – a Human Prayer
    סטאבט מאטר – תפילה אנושית

    Music-Theater for voice, string quartet and sound-track (30 min.) (Hebrew, Arabic, English, Latin, Ladino)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, August 2004. Premiered there by Etty BenZaken and the Israeli Contemporary Quartet. Additional fully-staged performances include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, October 2004; the Spring Festival Rishon Lezion April 2005; "Hag Hagim" Festival, Haifa, 2008; The many concert performances include the Rothko Chapel in Huston, USA,  2009, and Autumn Tbilisi Festival, Georgia, 2012.
    American premier: Etty BenZaken and ensemble Mallarme, Duke University, March 2006. European Premier: Etty BenZaken and Orchestrautopica, Festival Expresso Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Featured on the CD "BenZaken sings Steinberg and Bardanashvili".

    Excerpt 1 on YouTube >>
    Excerpt 2 on YouTube >>

The full piece on Soundcloud >>
 

  • 2002 - The Sultan is Pregnant
    סולטן בהיריון

    Music-Theater for voice & 7 instruments (30 min.) (Hebrew, Arabic, English)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Commissioned by the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, July 2002.
    Premiered there by BenZaken, the festival's ensemble & Eitan Steinberg, conductor.
    American premier: Etty BenZaken and ensemble Boston Musica Viva, conducted by Richard Pittman, Boston, Oct. 2004.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Recorded and broadcasted the Israeli TV.
    |
    Excerpt 1 on YouTube >>
    Excerpt 2 on YouTube >>

 

  • 1995 - Blue With Tail
    כחול עם זנב

    Music-Video for voice, recorder, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, guitar & percussion. (26 min.) (Hebrew, English)
    Collaboration with video artist Marit Benisrael.
    Premiere screening: Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1996.

    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

 

  • 1994 - Gog and Magog
    גוג ומגוג

    Live music design using traditional Hasidic prayers, for 12 actors/singers. (40 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with stage director Michal Govrin.
    Premiered at the Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, May 1994.

     

  • 1994 - Princess of Five Faces
    נסיכת חמשת הפנים

    Music-Theater for a singer/actress, recorder, string trio, lute & 2 percussionists. (36') (Hebrew / English)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered with Benzaken as soloist, Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Israel, July 1995.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.

 

  • 1993 - Sarah
    שרה

    Music for a theater show, for voice solo. (15 min.) (Hebrew)
    Commissioned and performed by Theater Company Jerusalem.

     

  • 1992 - The Face Dance of Eve Music-Video
    יקוד הפנים של חווה

    for voice, piccolo, violin, viola, cello. (11 min.) (English) 
    Collaboration with video artist Marit Benisrael.
    Screened in Israel:  the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv; Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod; Beyt Zioney America, Tel-Aviv; Jerusalem Cinematheque.

הנחייה ועיצוב מוסיקאלי למופעי תיאטרון באוניברסיטת חיפה

  • 2012 - The Merry Fishermen's Island
    אי הדייגים המאושרים

    Live music design for clarinet and percussions, for a theater-students children show. (55 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered by students of the theater department at the University of Haifa, April 2012.

  • 2011 - Fabrics' Stories
    סיפורי בדים

    Live music design with traditional folk songs, for 16 theater-students. (60 min.) (multi lingual)
    Collaboration with artist Etty BenZaken (text, set design, staging)
    Premiered by students of the theater department at the University of Haifa, May 2011.

יצירות לאנסמבלים גדולים

 

  • 2012 - Dancing Memory Fish
    דג זיכרון רוקד

    for voice and 10 instruments (17 min.) (English, Arabic, German, Ladino)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken and the Israeli Contemporary Players with Ilan Volkov, conductor, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, June 2012.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

     

  • 2011 - Cosmic Progressions in the Heart II
    II תהליכים קוסמיים בלב

    for 10 instruments (14 min.)
    Commissioned and premiered by ensemble El Perro Andaluz, Dresden, February 2012.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

     

  • 1999 - Moving/Stills
    for 15 instruments and 8 voices. (17 min.)

     

  • 1987/93 - La Vita di Sempre
    for mezzo-soprano, 2 narrators, woodwind quartet, trumpet, horn, string quartet and percussion. (15') (Italian, French)
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken and Ensemble Musica Nova, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Apr. 1994.

 

  • 1990 - The Old Man Who Said Why
    האיש הזקן שאמר למה

    for mezzo-soprano, woodwind quartet, string quartet and percussion. (15 min.) (multi lingual)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken and ensemble Musica Nova, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Nov. 1990.
    American Premier: with BenZaken as soloist, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, Oct. 1994
    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

יצירות קאמריות

  • 2017 - Now

עכשיו​

for voice and 4 instruments (cello, double bass, guitar, percussion)

Composed for and premiered by Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble, Tel Aviv, March 2017.

  • 2016 - Spinning

טווייה

for voice and 7 instruments (recorder, violin, cello, double bass, guitar, accordion, percussio)

Composed for and premiered by Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble, Beer Sheva Oct. 2016

The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2016 - Circular Waves

      for wind quintet

      Written for and premiered by the Tel Aviv Quintet, Tel-Aviv, Sept. 2016

     The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2014 - Assembly of the Souls
    התוועדות הנשמות

    for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, accordion, piano, percussion (20 min.)
    Commissioned by Boston Musica Viva and conductor Richard Pitttman.
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken, Boston Musica Viva & conducted by Richard Pittman. Tzai Performance Center, Boston, USA, Sept. 2014. Israeli premier by Etty BenZaken & Israeli Contemporary Players, conducted by Guy Feder, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sept. 2017.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

  • 2014 - Movimiento per Quarteto D'archi
    for string quartet
    Commisioned by Israel Composers' League's project "Composing for young musicians".
    Premiered by the youth string quartet of Tivon Conservatory, Tel-Aviv, June 2014.
    The piece on Youtube (from 5:36 in the video) >>

  • 2013 - Yonim Yonim
    יונים יונים

    for two voices (10 min.)
    Written for and premiered by voice artists Etty BenZaken & Anat Pick, first as a studio-recorded piece, to accompany the short video-art "Ramid" by Orit Adar-Bechar (2013), later as a concert piece for voices and sound track, "Hateiva Maraton", Tel Aviv, Nov. 2014.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

 

  • 2009 - Stairs of the Unknown
    מדרגות הנסתר

    for voice, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano. (13 min.) (Hebrew)
    Commissioned by Meitar Ensemble with the support of  Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts.
    Premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken and Meitar Ensemble, Contempo New Music Festival Tel Aviv, Jan. 2009. Also performed at Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Featured on the CD "Etty BenZaken: Voice Drawings", 2013.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2006 - "Travvveling"
    for two voices (5 min.) (English)
    Written for and premiered by voice artists Etty BenZaken & Anat Pick, Festival "Kola shel Ha-mila", Jerusalem, March 2006.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2004 - Milmulin
    מילמולין

    for voice & and 2 percussion players (15 min.) (Imaginary language)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, with percussionists Karen Penpimon-Zehavi and Abe Doron, Department of Theater, Tel-Aviv University, May 2004.

  • 2003 - Rava Deravin
    רעוא דרעוין

    (instrumental version) for viola & string quartet (16 min.)
    Written for and premiered by violist Kim Kashkashian and Kuss Quartet, Kronberg Viola Festival, Kronberg, Germany, May 2003. Also performed in Boston, USA, 2006.
    Featured on the CD "Neharot", ECM Records, 2009.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

  • 2003 - At Chilwe
    את חילווה

    for voice , flute, Arabic violin, Viola, Double- Bass & Daff (16') (Hebrew and Arabic)
    Commissioned by "Aley Shir" in memory of Dany Cohen.
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken & "Shesh Besh – the Arab/Jewish Ensemble", "Aley Shir" concert in memory of Dany Cohen, Kibbutz Mizra, Feb. 2003.
    Featured on the CD "Etty BenZaken: Voice Drawings", 2013.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2002 - Where the Peace River Flows
    נהר השלום זורם שם

    for voice & 7 instruments (15') (multi lingual)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, with soloists from the Israel Philharmonic,“New Music Biennale” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Oct. 2002.
    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

  • 2001 - "Rava Deravin"
    רעוא דרעוין

    for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano (14 min.) (Aramaic)
    Written for and premiered by Etty BenZaken, conductor Richard Pittman and ensemble Boston Musica Viva, Boston, USA, Nov. 2002.
    Israeli premier: Etty BenZaken and the Israeli Contemporary Players, Tel-Aviv, Dec. 2002.
    Featured on the CD "Rava Deravin – Boston Musica Viva perform Eitan Steinberg's Chamber Works", 2002.
    Featured on the CD "BenZaken sings Steinberg and Bardanashvili", 2010.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 2001 - Transparent Rain
    גשם שקוף

    for voice & piano. (4 min.) (Hebrew)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, with pianist Irena Friedland, Haifa University, Feb. 2005.
    Featured on the CD "Etty BenZaken: Voice Drawings", 2013.

  • 2000 - Fragile
    שביר

    for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (8 min.)
    Commissioned by the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players.
    Premiered at the University of California, Berkeley, April 2000.
    Israeli premier: ensemble Musica Nova, 2001.
    Featured on the CD "Rava Deravin – Boston Musica Viva perform Eitan Steinberg's Chamber Works", 2002.

  • 2000 - Guitardion
    for guitar quartet (10 min.)
    Commissioned by the San Francisco Guitar Quartet.

  • 1997 - Talk Talk Talk
    for violin, viola, cello (5 min.)
    Commissioned by the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music.
    Premiered March ‘98, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Featured on the CD "Rava Deravin – Boston Musica Viva perform Eitan Steinberg's Chamber Works", 2002.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>
     

  • 1996 - Two Grandfathers Sing
    שני סבים שרים

    for flute and string quartet (11 min.)
    Written for and premiered by flutist Rami Tal and Ensemble Musica Nova, Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 1996.
    American premier: Hertz Hall, Berkeley, May 1997.
    Featured on the CD "Rava Deravin – Boston Musica Viva perform Eitan Steinberg's Chamber Works", 2002.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 1996 - In a Hidden Cleft among Cliffs a Gazelle Drinks Water
    בנקיק נסתר בצוקים איילה שותה מים

    (Duo version) voice & viola (10 min.) (multi lingual)
    Premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken and viola player Michelle Dulak, Hertz Hall, Berkeley,  Oct. 1996. Also performed as part of Opus 415 #4 New Music Marathon, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (Nov. 1998).
    Featured on the CD "Rava Deravin – Boston Musica Viva perform Eitan Steinberg's Chamber Works", 2002.

  • The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 1994 - Song of the Bride's Mother
    שיר אֵם הכלה

    for voice and 3 violas, based on a Judeo-Spanish folk song from Morocco. (6 min.) (Ladino)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, Nov. 1994.

  • 1991 - Silent Eyes
    עיניים שקטות

    for voice, recorder, string trio, ud, able (10 min.) (Hebrew)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, Tel-Aviv, Israel, April 1991.
    American premier: with BenZaken as soloist, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, Oct. 1997.
    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

  • 1990 - Simplicity
    פשטות

    based on 3 folk songs, for voice, soprano saxophone, accordion and guitar. (10 min.) (Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Ladino)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, Tel-Aviv, Israel, March 1990.
    American performances include the Composers Inc. Concert Series, San Francisco (April 1997), The 11th Annual Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley (March ‘96), and the Opus 415 New Music Marathon, San Francisco (Nov. 1995).
    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

יצירות למקהלה

 

  • 2014 - Sod Hakavana ("The Secret of Intention")
    סוד הכוונה

    for 3 children choirs, 3 mixed choirs and 5 percussionists (30 min.) (English, Hebrew and more)
    Commissioned by Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport. Premiered as part of Tellinn-Tel-Aviv Festival on February 2018 in Ashdod and Tel-Aviv by Israeli and Estonian choirs.

The full piece on YouTube >>

 

  • 2010 - Adam-ma
    אדם-מה

    for mixed choir (7 min.) (Hebrew, English, Latin)
    Commissioned and premiered by "Kolot Hasade" choir and conductor Anat Aharoni, Israel, May 2010.

 

  • 2004 - Very Good To Be
    טוב מאד להיות

    for youth mixed choir (8 min.)
    Commissioned and premiered by "Nofar" choir and conductor Miri Sadeh, Karmiel, June 2004.

 

  • 1999 - Arvoles Yoran Por Luvias
    for mixed chorus (4 min.) (Ladino)
    Premiered by the Romeo and Julia choir, Stokholm, Sweden, 2000.

  • 1998 - The Prayer of The Ba’al Shem
    תפילת הבעל שם טוב

    for mixed chorus (4 min.) (Hebrew)
    Commissioned by the Northern California Board of Cantors.
    Premiered as part of the 4th Annual Bay Area Jewish Choral Fest, San Francisco, March 1998.

 

  • 1993 - Moroccan Poem
    פיוט מרוקאי

    for children’s chorus (2 min.) (Hebrew)
    Commissioned and published by the Israeli National Council of Culture and Art.
    Premiered as part of the 1994 Children Chorus Workshop, Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 1994.
    Recorded by the Israeli Radio.

 

  • 1989 - Sails Out of Sleep
    לשוט מהחלום

    for mixed chorus (11 min.) (multi lingual)
    Premiered at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel, April 1991.
    American Premier: UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, John Butt, conductor, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, Nov. 1996.

יצירות סולו

  • 2011 - Transparent Distance
    מרחק שקוף

    for organ solo (9 min.)
    Written for and premiered by Yuval Rabin, Hecht Auditorium, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, February 2012.
    Featured on the CD "Highlights of the 2011/12 Organ Rcital Series, University of Haifa, 2013.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

 

  • 2008 - Little Inner Events
    אירועים פנימיים קטנים

    for harp solo (8 min.)
    Commissioned by Harp & Zamir Society, the 17th International Harp Contest, Israel.
    Premiered by harpist Gittit Boazson, Felicia Blumenthal Center, May 2009.
    The full piece on Sound Cloud >>

 

  • 2003 - Where Did We Go Wrong, Thank You
    איפה תעינו, תודה רבה

    for vioce solo (13 min.)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, Hecht Hall, Haifa, May 2003, and frequently performed since.
    Featured on the CD "Etty BenZaken: Voice Drawings", 2013.
    Excerpt on YouTube >>

The full piece on  YouTube (CD Audio) >>

  • 1998 - Angel’s Steps
    צעדי מלאך

    for piano solo (8 min.)
    Written for and premiered by pianist Sarah Cahill, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, May 1999.
    The full piece on YouTube >>

  • 1995 - For Two and a Half Years
    שתי שנים ומחצה

    for voice & electronics. (6 min.) (Hebrew)
    Premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken at CNMAT, Center for New Music and Audio-Technology, Berkeley, Dec. 1995.

 

  • 1994 - Open
    פתוח

    for piano solo (8 min.)
    Commissioned by the Jerusalem Museum Music Series, Jerusalem, Israel.
    Premiered by pianist Sarah Cahill, ODC Gallery, San Francisco, Nov. 1996.

 

  • 1987 - Moods
    מצבי רוח

    for mandolin solo (6 min.)
    Premiered by mandolin player Yonatan Roshfeld, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Dec. 1987.

 

  • 1986 - Four Pictures for Solo Guitar
    4 תמונות לגיטרה סולו

    (6 min.)
    Premiered by guitarist Shlomo Oz, Jerusalem, Aug. 1986.
    Performed in Israel and Spain by guitarist Daniel Akiva, who recorded the piece for the Israeli Radio

  • Excerpt on Youtube >> 

פרויקטים של עיבודים לשירי-עם

  • 2017 - The Streets of Our Childhood

ברחובות ילדותנו

settings of children's folk songs from ethnic communities in Israel in 12 languages, composed for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble (recorder, violin, cello, guitar, double bass, percussion) (60 min.) (multi lingual) Premiered by BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble at the Israeli Music Festival September 2017.

Excerpt on YouTube >>

  • 2017 - At The Castle's Window

בחלון הטירה

settings of Spanish and Judeo-Spanish anonymous songs from Medieval Spain. Composed for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble (recorder, lute, cello, percussion) (20 min.) (Spanish, Ladino) Premiered by BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble on February 2017.

  • 2014 - Joy שמחה  فرحه
    settings of folk songs from various ethnic communities in Israel alongside eraly and contemporary short pieces, set for Etty BenZaken and Modalius Ensemble (recorder, Arabic violin, Cello, guitar, Double Bass, Ethnic Percussion (60 min.) (multi lingual)
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken and ensemble Modalius at the Felicia Blumental International Music Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, March 2014. And frequently performed since.
    Additional Version: 4 of the songs were set also for an ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion. Performed by Etty BenZaken, Boston Musica Viva ensemble & conductor Richard Pittman in Boston, USA, Sept. 2014.
    Excerpt on YouTube >>

 

  • 2009 - Folk songs of Labor and Protest
    שירי עבודה ומחאה

    for voice and guitar (30 min.) (multi lingual)
    Written for and premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken and Guitarist Oded Shoub, in Folklore and Ideology: the inter-universities conference for folklore research, University of Haifa, May 2009.

Excerpt on YouTube >>

  • 2009 - 2 Judeo-Spanish folk songs set for middle-eastern orchestra (7 min.)
    Commissioned and premiered by the Middle-Eastern Ensemble, University of Texas, Austin, May 2010.
     

  • 2006 - I Love My Love
    for voice and guitar (60 min.) (multi lingual)
    Duo version: for voice and guitar
    Written for and premiered by Etty BenZaken and guitarist Oded Shoub, the "Fool-Wise Storytelling Festival" Malta, Dec. 2006, and widely performed since.
    Ensemble version: for voice, recorders, guitar, cello and ethnic percussion.
    Premiered with BenZaken as soloist, Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, Dec. 2007.
    Excerpt on YouTube >>

  • 2005 - 4 Ladino folk songs
    for voice and 10 instruments (16 min.) (Ladino)
    Commissioned by the Renaissance Festival, and premiered with Etty BenZaken as soloist and the festival's ensemble, Yechiam, Oct. 2005.

 

  • 2005 - 3 medieval Dances
    for 10 instruments. (17 min.)
    Commissioned by and premiered at the Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, Jul. 2005.

 

  • 2005 - "6 folk songs"
    for voice and 7-10 instruments (20 min.) (multi lingual)
    Premiered with BenZaken as soloist in Haifa University, as part of the 32nd Annual Board Meeting.
    Armenian folk song on You Tube >>
     

  • Since 1998 - "The Bride Unfastens Her Braids, The Groom Faints"
    הכלה מתירה צמותיה, החתן מתעלף

    Settings of Judeo Spanish love songs (90') (Ladino)
    Chamber versions: (since 1998) for voice, recorders, guitar, cello/viola da gamba & ethnic percussion.
    Premiered by vocalist Etty Ben-Zaken & Ensemble Yatán Atán, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, Oct. 1998, and widely performed since, in Israel, Europe and the USA.
    Recorded and broadcasted live by the Israeli Radio.
    Recorded on Israel TV channel 2.
    Featured on the CD "The Bride Unfastens Her Braids, the Groom Faints" New Albion Records, 1999.
    Orchestral version: (since 2004) for voice & chamber orchestra. (45 min.)
    Commissioned by the Israeli Chamber Orchestra.
    Premiered by vocalist Etty BenZaken, Israeli Chamber Orchestra & conductor Eitan Steinberg, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, March 2004.
    Prolonged version premiered by BenZaken, Israeli Camerata Orchestra, Jerusalem & conductor Yaniv Dinur, YMCA Hall, Jerusalem, July 2008, and widely performed since.
    Duo Version: for voice and guitar, (60 min.)
    Written for and frequently performed by Etty BenZaken and guitarist Oded Shoub. In the US: Etty BenZaken and guitarist Marc Garvin.
    Special version for ensemble "Hortus Musicus", Estonia (50 min.)
    Written for and premiered by BenZaken and Hortus Musicus Ensemble, Tallinn, Estonia, March 2014.
    Other versions: Several songs were set also for voice, violin, piano /  voice, harp, percussion.
    Full show (chamber version) on YouTube, part I >>
    Full Show (chamber version) on YouTube, part II >>

עיבודים

  • 2018 - "Six Haiku" by John Cage

Arranged (from piano solo) for recorder, cello, double bass, guitar and accordion.

Written for and premiered by Modalius Ensemble, May 2018.

  • 2017 - "Pari Intervallo" by Arvo Part

Arranged (from solo organ) for voice, flute, cello, double bass and guitar.

Written for and premiered by Modalius Ensemble, March 2017.​

  • 2008 - "Ad" עד – arrangement of Alexander Argov's lied
    for String Quartet (4 min.)
    Written for and premiered by the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, Spring Festival Rishon Letzion, April 2008.

  • 2005 - "La Passion Segun San Marco" by Osvaldo Golijov (excerpts)
    arranged for voice, string quartet, guitar, accordion & percussion. (15 min.)
    Commissioned by the International Spring Festival in Rishon Le'tzion, Israel.
    Premiered there by BenZaken and ensemble conducted by Eitan Steinberg, April 2005.

  • 2004 - "Stabat Mater" by Antonio Vivaldi
    arranged for voice & str. quartet (25 min.)
    Premiered by Etty BenZaken and the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, The Voice of Music Festival in Upper Galilee, 2004.


     

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