With two guitars and a second-nature connection, Isra-Alien finds the deep ties that bind rock and jazz, Israeli music and global sounds. Fri, August 9, 9pm. Doors open at 8:30pm.
Isra-Alien is a high-energy acoustic guitar duo with innovative compositions and imaginative arrangements – deeply rooted in Israel’s diverse musical traditions.
This duo was born through many years of musical collaborations and ongoing discussion about various musical concepts. The result is a unique fusing of a myriad of musical traditions (Greek, Balkan, Eastern-European, and Jewish/Klezmer), with daring improvisations and inventive textures, showcasing both guitarists’ musical worlds.
Gilad Ben Zvi, and Oren Neiman are both Israeli guitar players who moved to New Yorkeight years ago and made it their musical home. They met originally during their mandatory service in the Israeli army, and have been close friends and musical collaborators ever since. In November 2012 the duo released their second album Somewhere is Here!featuring 9 new compositions and arrangements that continue their search through the roots of Israeli music, and their exploration of the possibilities available with four hands and two guitars.
The live performances are humoristic and lively, and include stories and personal anecdotes about the music, the compositions and the musicians.
This concert will feature songs from the album as well as some new material being performed for the first time!
Tickets $10 – on sale at the door only.