World Is Round-Ha Olam Agol
'The World is Round' HA OLAM AGOL Interdisciplinary - Sound Text Composition. Hebrew. 32 min. Created and performed by Josef Sprinzak (voice ) and Jean Claude Jones ( bass and electronics ) Based on a story by Gertrude Stein. Translated into Hebrew by Josef Sprinzak. CD includes booklet with Hebrew text, Illustrations by Sprinzak and introduction by poet / scholar Haviva Pedaya. This piece is Gertrude Steins' only children's story, but can be seen as a 'children's story for adults'. It tries to capture early childhood experience when language is formed. This vocal-musical composition, draws on this primal period. The piece applies avant-garde sound text art, e.g. Dada songs, John Cage, Laurie Anderson to the sounds of the Hebrew language. Short biographies of creators : Josef Sprinzak Performance and multi-disciplinary artist living and working from Tel-Aviv. Studied Computer Science and Visual Theater in Israel, and voice in the Roy Hart Artistic Center in France. He is among the first sound poets in Israel and he performs in various events of music, performance art, poetry and theater in Israel and Europe. Collaborates with first rank Israeli musicians from the fields of contemporary music. The performance of 'The World is Round' recieved a citation of excellence in the Akko fringe theater festival 2002. Jean Claude Jones Musician. Imigrated to Israel in 1983 after studying in Berklee College of Music in Boston. Taught and served as department chair of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Worked with various Jazz and comtemporary music groups in France and the US and perfomed with many international artsist including Slava Ganelin, Dave Liebman and John Zorn. Collaborates with a wide range of performing artists, including dancers, vocalists, and poets. JC is founder of the Kadima Collective, A US-based organization dedicated to Free Improvisation and creative music projects in Israel.