Yehuda Glantz (Hispano Judio - "El Latino Chassidi")Jerusalem, Israel --- Friday, September 29, 2006
The conception of “NOMADE” dates from a Tel Aviv wedding, (June 2004) when Doron Toister, 1st cello of the Israel Symphony Orchestra played the reception and chupa in one of my productions, and then asked me if he can play with the band. Without having ever seen the music before, Doron played Lecha Dodi straight off the page and gave an innovative sound to the song. Later he asked me if he can take the music to attempt to adapt the song for the Symphony.....
Three months later Doron showed up at my studio in Jerusalem with a recording of Lecha Dodi played by the Israeli Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Tel Aviv Cultural Centre.
From that meeting I began to create, produce and finalize the idea and conception for the Nomade project.
Yehuda Glantz and The Israel Symphony Orchestra - sample:
Check out Yehuda Glantz discography
Na’ale, Rak Litzok El Hashem, Gotta Dance, In Concert in South America, Unplugged, Granite, Kasach, Adon Olam (cd video for PC, Pionero....
Eldad Eilat, a very talented film director joined the project. His first question was:
Yehuda...!! What do you want to say....??
I told him that Hashem doesn’t have his house, and if he doesn’t have his house, we can’t expect to have ours…..We are Nomades -- wanderers -- like Hashem, and I want to bring this conception to music that will touch my heart and others.
The repertoire for NOMADE is based on compositions from different places and situations in my career, as well as new music written specifically for this project.
I want to bring this feel of a wanderer returning home to the audience and through the melodies bring the audience and myself closer to the Creator – Hashem.
To all of you ….. And to the team that makes possible the realization of the NOMADE project ……Thank you so much… !!!! Toda Raba
NOMADE - The Jew of Wandering
Yehuda Glantz and the Israel Symphony Orchestra -
World Beat sounds emerge from Latin American rhythms in
Jewish Contemporary Soul Music
Composer, Arranger & Producer
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yehuda is a unique artist on the Israeli and Jewish world music scene. In his early years, his talent for music began to show and early music education helped him acquire a deep knowledge of music and a surprising number of instruments. Since 1979 he has lived in Jerusalem and his performances throughout the world have gained him renown as a first-rate artist. His many-faceted Jewish musical creations, incorporating pop, jazz, classic and South American rhythms, together with his electrifying and colorful appearance on stage, have appealed to a broad range of audiences worldwide. He has introduced many to the Charango, with its warm and authentic sound from Argentina, fused with words of the Jewish tradition to a singular and upbeat kind of music.
Yehuda sees his music as a way of opening channels of communication among people. When Yehuda appears on stage with his charismatic performance, even the formally attired are often transformed to a foot stomping assembly.
After 25 years of performing with small and large groups, Yehuda decided to try to convert his music to the format of symphony, an old vision of his father's. Taking his opus of 25 years, Yehuda chose those songs that succeed in combining opposites: beats, styles, countries, instruments and exploring how they work together. The audience that gathered that night was the same: from regular concert-goers to Rabbi Nachman followers, the hall was multi-colored, aged, ethnic-ked and rocking. It was hard to tell whether the Rishon Symphony Orchestra or the audience enjoyed themselves more. Enjoy it yourself…!
Arrangement & Adaptation for Symphony Orchestra
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Doron is the First Cellist of the Rishon Le Zion Symphony Orchestra (the Israeli Opera Orchestra). He started on the piano at the age of 5, one year later switching to the Cello; he was a member of the Israeli Defense Forces Quartet and then studied at Bloomington University Indiana with Yanos Starker. Doron has been adapting and arranging the compositions from Yehuda Glantz to the symphony orchestra, since June 2004.
Roni Porat was born in Kibbutz Kedma in 1958. As a child and young adult he had no formal music training. He has conducted all Israeli leading orchestras. He was chosen to conduct the Israel Symphony Orchestra in its performance of Yehuda Glantz Compositions "Nomade" a complete audiovisual and music production, which is captured on this disc.
Piano & Arrangement
Jerusalemite musician, pianist of Jazz melodies and world music, organist and trombone player. Graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music. One of the most respected Jazz players in the country performed in a big number of Jazz festivals in Israel and abroad worked with the best musicians in the country. He has collaborated with Yehuda Glantz
for over 23 years as composer & arranger, studio recording artist, and jazz and commercial performer.
A talented producer of animation, who created, edited and realized the brilliant ideas and images for this project.
Born in Israel, he has learned in the famous Art and digital animation and media art school: Camera Obscura. For the last 5 years he edits all the news and advertise on the INN TV.
Yair Peled Other functions: Yehuda’s Personal manager, video clip producer, animator, illustrator, editor, and graphic disigne.
Eldad Appel Eilat
Eldad was born in Jerusalem and moved to the USA after his army service. He has graduated USC Film school, and has been working in the Industry until his return to Israel. Eldad lives and makes movies in the Galilee where his Ora-Le-Nehora studio provides state of the art services to the Jewish community.
Drums - Barak Aharon
Drums & Percussion - Ofer Benita
Electric Bass - Shai Hamani
Piano - Avi Adrian
Saxophone Tenor & Soprano - Oran Ben Avi
Vocals, Flutes, Tenor Saxophone - Raphael Barkats
Percussion - Alon Yafeh
Charango, Guitar, Accordion, Keyboards, Percussion & Vocals - Yehuda Glantz
Cello - Doron Toister
The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Letzion
The Israel Symphony Orchestra - Rishon le Zion (ISO), was founded in 1988.
Since 1998 the ISO has served with great success as the resident orchestra of the New Israeli Opera. Within a short period of time the orchestra found itself as one of the top orchestra in Israel. Among the members of the orchestra are leading young Israeli musicians as well as new immigrant players. The ISO succeeded in creating its own "personal" sound, which is warmly, accepted by the audience and music critics alike.
Ehud Gross has been Director General of the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, and the Rishon LeZion performing Arts Center since 1999, and heads the International Spring Festival’ which he established in 2000.
In 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of directors Channel 10 News.
Ehud Gross (born in Jerusalem in 1946) as a rich record of contributing to Israel’s cultural life, in positions of command, training and spokesman roles in the IDF and on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Video Image production
Editor & Artistic Director - Yair Peled
Visual Director– Eldad Eilat
Editor videographer – Eitan Caspi
VJ Taylor – Assaf
Camera 1: Eitan Caspi
Camera 2: Gil Elkeris
Camera 3: Eldad Eilat
Camera 4: Tene Samuel
Camera 5: Yair Peled
Photographer: Nisim Peretz