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Melanie Wilson’s Opera – A tour in Cardiff and Shows in London

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Melanie Wilson’s Opera, “The Opera for the Unknown Woman” was growing inside of her chorus for two months now – Last week we took Wales Millennium Centre and stunned the Audience. London Platform Theatre is next, this week.

Taking part in this amazing production I must confess I had an incredible time being part of Melanie’s vision, which is dear to my heart, strong , brave and beautiful. She managed to interlock and marry so many different styles of music from Contemporary Classical, Electronic to a few World Music traditions with brave feminist monologues and strong video projections. I have seen her working and I have been profoundly impressed and inspired by her power as an artist. Her work is a call for action.

I am also doing a vocal solo “mawal” in this piece and I thank Melanie to inject that colour and let Arabic vocal music a place in her piece.

This is a link to Melanie’s words, describing her work in the Guardian: do read and get inspired!

The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/jun/08/why-women-take-centre-stage-new-opera-for-the-unknown-woman-melanie-wilson?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Project on the go: New Opera

Just got a part in a new Contemporary Opera!

Melanie Wilson’s : “Opera for the Unknown Woman” will take shape from the 18th of April and will tour in June 2016.

We will be 8 singers, dancing and improvising in a few World music styles and Western choir harmonies!

watch this space! x

more info on – http://www.fueltheatre.com/news/casting-call-out-for-a-new-opera

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Middle Eastern singing & New Works

After my studies, new compositional works started to emerge, encompassing the many different traditions I was exploring in SOAS music composition class

Blends of Arabic music structures with Asian musical traditions such as : Balinese Gamelan, Indian Raga, and Arabic ‘Maquam’ Scales are intertwined with Western harmonies, electronic effects and other ‘edgy’ ideas stemming from my urban upbringing in Tel Aviv and London, its a new direction.

SPILL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

On Halloween 2014 the ‘Dark-to-Bright’ SPIRITWO solo show was preformed at the Spill National Platform.

Interactive moments were included with Kinnect programming by Alexander Brigden as well as a debut of the Song “I Feel Me” – a poetic solo ‘Black Metal’ work using a loop machine .

SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, photo by Guido Mencari.

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London Sprechchor: Action!

From around February was involved in a new exciting creation of the first “speaking choir” in London, by composer Philip Venables.

Venables re-created an old idea from the socialist activist movements in Germany in the 40’s, bringing it to today’s London, commenting on actual politics.

Texts, melodies and scores were all work in progress, and were tested with us until our performance in St. Luke’s Cathedral (which was also recorded).

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SPIRITWO SOLO Roundhouse Gig

On May 10 2013 SPIRITWO gave a Solo Show at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The show combined Singing & performance props, electronic backings, vocal effects, spoken word, loop machines, and videos with interactive elements.

Presenting an intense, engaging emotional journey inwards – SPIRITWO steered up raw & sparkly images, an exclusive blend of humor and fright, depths and life philosophy.

NEW YORK / BERLIN – a new Photography book – with a SPIRITWO picture inside!

NEW YORK / BERLIN
Of the People/ Von Den Menschen-
A new Photography book  about the recent street/underground culture is out now with a SPIRITWO picture inside!
A New Photography Book about Underground and Street Culture of Berlin & New York City is Seeing Light Now!
– It is my honor to have a photograph of Spiritwo Solo included in the book. It made me feel my art is connected to history, trend and the culture of here and now, and a treat to know my work is getting noticed.
I love the photo chosen, and I love the Photographer – Aaron Kobilis
I can’t wait to get a copy of it and see other amazing pictures documenting the fresh spirit of those two inspiring cities !
Check:
and the FACEBOOK PAGE:

SPIRITWO’s Middle Eastern Video/Cover for Bjork gets Respect

Hackney Citizen’s Music critic Zygmunt Day, was the first to Review Yael Claire’s cover for Bjork’s OCEANIA –  His deep observation of the cover’s diverse musical complexity is brilliant 2read

You can read the whole article online at:http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2012/08/11/bjork-oceania-spiritwo/

Single Review in AAAMusic: http://www.aaamusic.co.uk/2012/08/20/spiritwo-oceania/

 

 

THE NOISY SPIRITWOS GOING DOWNTEMPO @ RICHMIX 20th june

SPIRITWO gave a special  ‘cabaret set’ with no distortion pedals or computer backing, playing a mellow, downtempo set at the Richmix ‘Showcase Cities’ Art Event the 20th of June 2012. 

 Tom Brown shot the event and had put a few of the songs , in their new, striped down version, online.

 Those Videos are something we are so proud of:

SPIRITWO:
Yael Claire: Vocals
Charlie Cawood: Guitar
Rummy Keshet: Bass
Matt Riley: Drums
Dive Down is Dedicated to Shemi Frenkel RIP

SPIRITWO DIVE DOWN @RICHMIX

SPIRITWO SOUL MATE @ RICHMIX

Acapella Vox Effects and Loop Machine

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