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An ensemble of musicians & circus artists invite the audience to experience the stories behind the music-An International Collaboration

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Have you ever SEEN Music? Have you ever gone to a concert and actually seen the stories behind the songs?

Composer & Acrobat Yuval Oz from Israel has joined forces with Choreographer & Aerialist Angela Buccinni of NYC to create a new way to experience a live music concert. Together they are building a visual collage using the songs from Yuvals first album Standing in Line. Each song, written especially for this show, is a story within itself.


Three of the songs:

The songs will be brought to life by an ensemble of musicians and circus artists who will try to break the boundaries between the characters and the audience. The cast will be completed with artists who are a mixture of musicians and circus talent from all over the world. This is a true ensemble creation based off of the artists involved showcasing their own unique talents and skills. The second half of the album will be written based off the casts' individual talents and their contributions and how the characters and their personal stories connect.  Through the combination of music, acting, dance, circus, video and lights – Yuval and Angela strive to stimulate the audiences by allowing them to SEE and FEEL the music.

The audience should not just be spectators but a real part of the essence of the show getting emotionally and physically involved in experiencing the stories within the music.

 


Initial Inspiration:

Yuval first conceived this show after feeling a general lack of visual fulfillment when going to enjoy live concerts.  Songs often have music videos, which give them an added value and allow our sense of sight to be involved.   As a physical performer and musician Yuval instantly recognized that there is a great benefit during live performances of having an audience so close to the action.   Why not take advantage of this intimacy and incorporate more senses so that viewers will have a more fully embodied, and tactile way to experience music.


Where in the process are we now:

  •  We just finished the first half of the album in Israel and are now on our way back to NYC
  • 5 Songs just came back from mixing and are on the way to mastering
  • We are searching the world for multi-talented musician and circus artists, who we hope to be able to hire IF we get this project fully funded (to donate, click on the "BACK THIS PROJECT" link on the upper right side of this page)
  • We are shooting of the music videos with a renowned photographer/videographer for one of the songs (hence why Yuval looks like a cave man right now and has a full beard and long hair. Stay tuned for the video upload)
  • We are currently work-shopping movement ideas with friends and colleagues
  • The aerial grid has been designed and as soon as the funds comes through it can be built
  • The circus tent is being designed right now

        *Until now all artists and people involved have donated their time and talents. It is our GOAL to make this a paid production with a well-supported cast and crew*


Join Us :

We are embarking on an exciting new adventure and we would love to invite you to participate.This is an open invitation to join us and help us REACH BEYOND our goal of raising $15,000, so we can do even more than just get set up and started on the creation process, but to also see the show on many stages in many different places.  Through kickstarter we have the opportunity to cover all production costs and hire the best artists and crew. 


We look forward to this new way of partnering with you!

In addition to DONATING to this kickstarter (to donate, click on the "BACK THIS PROJECT" link on the upper right side of this page), you can also TWEET and share us on FB!!!!! Every Dollar Helps!!!

What you need to know about KICKSTARTER:

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About the Creators:

Yuval Oz:  Creator and Artistic Director

YuvalOz.com

In Israel, Yuvals training began with Piano and gymnastics and kung-fu. His professional career began by the age of 7, when Yuval was spotted as a featured child at the Be'er Sheva Theater. In 1992 Yuval signed his first major contract with a French theatre named Image aigue, as an original cast member of a production called Adama.

 By 1994 Yuval was accepted to the national arts high school in Israel - "Thelma Yelin", where he studied, among other things: acting, theater - dance, movement, pantomime, voice, production, lighting and direction. Shortly after completion of the army Yuval formed a band called "Alabama" (in Hebrew - on stage). This pioneer band was created for a special concept, a live concert, with professional musicians on stage and lead singers drawn from the crowd. The band has performed over 350 concerts all over Israel and has appeared on many TV shows under the musical direction of Yuval.

Still not content and driven to create, Yuval was hungry to learn more and began to study and perform aerial acrobatics including tissue, trapeze, double trapeze and acrobalance. He returned to Wingate Institute and Holon sports center for gymnastics and trampoline. In 2006 Yuval moved to France to begin learning the challenging circus art of hand and head balancing under the direction of Claude Victoria, a renowned teacher whose students appear in Cirque du Soleil and many other world renowned companies, including the Israeli Opera and Bordel Total.


Angela Buccinni: Choreographer & Rehearsal Director

www.AngelaBuccinni.com 

Angela began learning tap, jazz and ballet in her native Buffalo, New York at 6 years of age. In 2002 Angela was accepted to the Boston Conservatory where she was awarded the Jan Veen Scholarship.  Through her studies at the Conservatory, Angela would perform the works of Jose Limon, Martha Graham, and Murray Lewis, as well as create her own works - seeing them performed for artists such as Yoyo Ma.  After receiving her BFA in 2006 Angela moved to New York City.

In New York City Angela began to pursue a career in acrobatics and circus arts. She kept one toe on the ground dancing with Tribe of Human, The Chase Brock Experience, and training with the Brooklyn-based, 'PopAction' dance company STREB. Most recently Angela was an acrobat in Cirqutacular’s Circurious, was a featured aerialist and co-choreographer in the off-broadway production of Caligula Maximus, and played the principle role of Luna the Moth in Grounded Aerial's InsectInside.


Gil Lewis:  Musical Production 

Owner of Home Town Music Studios, Gil Lewis is a successful music producer and renowned guitarist throughout Israel. Gil has performed on the most popular TV shows and among some of the best artist in Israel including Ivri Lider, Gali Atari and Miri Mesika. 


Adam Walton:  Production Consultant 

Adam Walton is professionally trained in Voice, Guitar, Bass, Piano and Percussion. He has engineered and recorded his own music in RCA recording studios, Dark Horse Recording Studios and Ocean Way Recording studios in Nashville TN. He has worked closely with Grammy Award winning engineers like Rob Burrell. While working in the music industry he has also carved a career as an engineer. Getting his BBA in Music Business at Belmont University, he has been a part of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Americana Music Association, has worked for CMA, The Presidential Debates, US Olympic Gymnastic tryouts, and Spectrum Sound. He has worked with names such as ZZ Top, The Black Crows, Brad Paisley, and Switchfoot.


Adi Goldstein: Programer - Keyboardist  

www.adigoldstein.com

Goldstein, studied composition under the guidance of Opher Brayer. Goldstein’s first ensemble experience came at the age of 17 when he joined Assaf Sirkis’s Trio, “The Inner Noise”. As a versatile musician, Adi played with a number of Jazz, Latin and World Music bands in the Israeli music scene. In 2001 Goldstein collaborated with producer Eyal Katzav and arranged Yermi Kaplan’s “Lost Time” release, which introduced Goldstein to the Israeli commercial music scene.  Goldstein has collaborated with Rami Kleinstein, Guy Bocati with whom he arranged Arik Einshtein’s “All that’s Good in the World” and Avraham Tal. As a permanent member of Ivri Lider’s band since 2007, their professional relationship has extended into different projects, together producing Rita’s album and live show “Clues”.

He has since worked extensively with Israel’s leading artists contributing his skills as producer, arranger, programmer and keyboard player/pianist. Goldstein is also a current member of the Israeli “Kochav Nolad” (Israeli Idol) band.  In 2010 Goldstein collaborated with Avraham Tal, scoring the music for the critically acclaimed TV show “POW’s”. As an accomplished composer, Goldstein blends melodic ideas and genres, from the simplistic approach of folk music to the complex and rich harmonies of jazz and classical music.  His music has been used in numerous commercials and trailers, and he has scored music for both the stage and TV/Film.


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Lisa Savitzky: Director of Marketing

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