The Fish Who Pushed

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Of Cyclops and Waterfowl

Cyclop

How do you call a duck that’s also a cyclop? A man who’s also a cyclop is simply called “cyclop”, meaning “round-eyed”, which applies to men (or women!) as well as to ducks, thus making this duck no less of a cyclop than the original article. In addition, there’s a chance that this thing is not a duck at all, but rather, considering the sack under its beak, some sort of pelican. So, can a pelican be a cyclop as well? Logically – yes. Mythologically – not so sure.
Life is so complicated.

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In Memory of David Bowie

In Memory of David Bowie

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The 360 Degree Jam

This 360-degree video of our latest jam session is best watched on the YouTube app on your phone or tablet (click here). Try it!

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Funk Another Day – Drum Recordings

The following videos were taken during the recording sessions of my new album, Funk Another Day. This album will feature voices and drums, and nothing else. The sound is, of course, far from being the final mix. Fun fun fun!

Recording session #1, featuring Karen Teperberg:

Recording session #2, featuring Avi Barak:

Recording session #3, featuring Ohad Bolotin:

Recording session #4, featuring Karen Teperberg:

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Close Encounters of the Third Rewind

Today I found out that my new synthesizer is somehow related to aliens. It goes like this:
The new synth is a reconstruction of an old machine named Odyssey, by a company called Arp. That company is long gone, but back in the seventies it was one of the biggest, most famous synth manufacturers. So big that an anonymous film director, let’s call him Spielberg, chose its big synthesizer as the music instrument to play the alien tune in that low budget film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Since the synth was a big machine, Arp sent to the movie set, along it, a technician to take care of its installation. That technician, one Philip Dodds, got immediately cast as the synth player in the movie, and can be seen in the alien spaceship communication scene, which is one of my all time favourites.
I found all this in Wikipedia. And here’s the scene:

Having learned this, I couldn’t stop myself from Sweding (see “Be Kind, Rewind”) the scene, using my new, reconstructed synth. So there:

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The Hunt for Red Octaver

Here are the results of a slight silliness this very afternoon: vocal bass and distortion, vocal voices, absolutely non-vocal drums. Also a robot.

Tech stuff for bored musician and recording engineers:

Bass: voice+octaver pedal – Octamizer by Aguilar
Lead: voice+Logic’s AMP plugin
Harmony: voice+voice+voice+voice+voice

Thank you, thank you, you’re a wonderful audience!

Octamizer

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Space Jam


One morning at the Nir Space Station.

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The Tel Aviv Borderlands

The Tel Aviv Dossier – first edition! – as sighted on a shelf at the excellent Borderlands Books store in San Francisco.
Now it’s signed by one of the authors as well.

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Jump

Here’s a new, improvised short-short film I shot and directed, right on the roof of the Nir Space Station.

On a jollier note, here’s another improvisation with those two good people, same place, same time.



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