ELOKIM is a work examining eight of the ten verb roots in the first chapter of Genesis. This work is based on research into the number theory of the hebrew language (gematria), as explicated in the kabbalistic classic, Sefer Yetzirah.
"Ten Sefirot out of nothing. One: Spirit-wind of the Living Elokim, Life of the Universe, whose throne strengthens all eternity, Blessed and Beneficent Be His Name, constant and eternal: this is the Holy Spirit."
Each member of FEINSMITH QUARTET has a well-earned reputation as a critically-acclaimed performer and recording artist. Cellist Jennifer Culp performed from 1998 to 2005 as a member of Kronos Quartet, whose 2004 recording with Culp of Berg’s Lyric Suite earned the group its first Grammy Award. Bassist Michael Manring is regarded as a technical virtuoso who uses the bass as a solo instrument and frequently takes advantage of unusual alternate tunings. Guitarist Gyan Riley is a prominent figure of guitar and contemporary music, as well as a great composer, and has often performed with his father, composer Terry Riley. Pianist Christopher Taylor has been lauded by critics for his exquisite virtuostic renditions of Bach, romantic piano concertos, and adventurous musical programming. A NY Times feature on Taylor began: "Those who know the pianist Christopher Taylor tend to speak of him in the hushed, reverent tones typically reserved for natural wonders if not the otherwordly.”