Hebrew version of the 2° song of The Inner Soul, a cycle of songs for Soprano & Piano.
Phenomena such as fear, loneliness, memory or insanity – many of us prefer to suppress in a drawer shut in our hearts and throw away the key forever. When we meet these traits in others we choose to ignore, avoid or escape. Could this be so?
Subconscious, the soul, its virtues and flaws, leak out occasionally for some more, for some less. Art is also a sort of a ‘leak’ – some even say that one more level in the soft ‘pelling of the soul’ – and one reaches insanity. An ‘excessive leakage’ … and at once we choose to stay away, alienate ourselves, avoid… perhaps this is a mirror to our soul.
Nevertheless, we tend to accept strange or even extreme phenomena when they are within the artistic framework. This is an excellent way to give a man a mirror to his soul in an aristocratic and intelligent way, in a way he feels no need to defend himself. In addition to beauty and aesthetics, artistic sincerity reflects the reality, the truth, the soul.
This cycle of songs presents various human situations, part of them psychedelic. This cycle of songs is three poems whose words were written by the composer. The songs are: Psycho-Puzzle, Memory, Crippled.
Their content is expressionist emotional when at the extreme points the music reaches even a psychotic mental anxiety. These exist in our world as well, sometimes in those around us and sometimes deep within ourselves.
Will we choose to ignore or avoid, or escape? or perhaps to deal with them.
Bracha Bdil (1988), composer, conductor and pianist, is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.
Bracha was awarded the 2019-2020 ACUM Award, Israel, and was chosen as one of the composers in representing Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). She won first prizes in the Competition named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, Belarus. The “Electo Silva”, Santiago de Cuba (2021). The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018) and the Yardena Alotin Competition, Israel (2016).
- Website: http://brachabdil.blogspot.co.il/