Isra-Alien: High energy acoustic guitar duo
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 York eight 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 2005 Gilad had a vision of a guitar duo combining steel string acoustic guitar and nylon string acoustic guitar, playing music that is new to both players, but without giving up each of their unique musical identity. This resulted in a collection of new compositions that challenged both players both technically and conceptually.
Date:July 16 Time:7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cost:10 music cover / 2 drink minimum or dining equivalent
Judith Weber Phone:914-278-9350 Website:http://www.recologie.com