מעבר לצלילים" של הרכב שבט אחים מארחים את חיליק פרנק בשילוב בין מוסיקה קלאסית ליהודית"
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"Each time a musician plays a melody, although the notes are identical, they sound different. Each time, he expresses them differently. In truth, there are an infinite number of ways to express the same melody.
For me, each time I’ve heard or played these melodies, they have spoken to me with a different voice, a changed sensitivity, a new insight. These arrangements, in a sense, are my attempt to gather this dynamic tapestry of sounds into one single expression.
I hope that it will be meaningful and new to you, each time you hear it."
In the Shevet Achim Family Ensemble's third album, "Beyond The Sounds", Shevet Achim hosts Chilik Frank on two of their fifteen classical Jewish melodies (tracks 3, 15).
Dr. Evgeny Tsirlin, the internationally award winning conductor praised "Beyond Sounds", saying,
"Both the arrangements and the performance are absolutely outstanding! Top notch.
I listened on the way to Tzfat, the holy city of Kabbala, and the music created the perfect atmosphere on the journey.
Even the photographs in the included booklet are not only beautiful but very appropriate to the music.
Thank you for letting me hear your music."
Some of the feedback received after a concert by Shevet Achim in Jerusalem this past summer:
"Gave me spiritual elevation. Awesome."
"Music that really opens your heart."
"Gave me tremendous internal light."
"The instruments enter the soul. The arrangements are wonderful and the performance outstanding! Amazing."
"It was delightful, moving to tears. We all thought we could hear them more and more and never quench our thirst for their music..."
"It was a pleasure to hear the professionalism accompanied by longing and spirituality, with simplicity and piety."
"Cultural experience at its best."
The Shevet Achim Family Ensemble is based in Greater Jerusalem.
The melodies are classical traditional Jewish melodies, sung for hundreds of years by Jewish families, and still popular today. The melodies connect us with our past as well as our present and future.
So who are we?
Daniel Kohn, the main clarinetist is a well known lecturer and "spiritual coach" in Israel. His music blends with his years of mystic (Kabbalistic type) teachings, and his personal charisma.
His sisters, Dvorah (the composer, arranger, flautist and piccolo player), and Ruchel (the violinist), as well as Dvorah's daughter Miriam (also violinist) form the core of the family ensemble.
The harpist, Rivka Arki-Amar plays and has toured with the Jerusalem Symphony and plays with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as well, as well as with various ensembles.
The pianist, M. Zlotnik is a graduate of Moscow's prestigious Gneisin Music Academy, and teaches and arranges music and playbacks in the Jerusalem area. She was instrumental in the arrangements of Shevet Achim's music.
The cellist, Sara Dagan, the string bass player, Menucha Yoffe (of the Israel Philharmonic), the clarinetist, Yehudit Shrager, and the percussionist, Yona T. Yaacobowicz (of Tofa'ah) are all professional musicians, who play in various ensembles.
In this album, Shevet Achim host the renowned clarinetist, Chilik Frank, whose expressive, deeply sincere style blends beautifully with the ensemble's own pure and sincere precious Jewish music.
We invite you to take your own personal journey Beyond the Sounds.