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Kiddushim & Killulim (Blessings & Curses) : for chamber orchestra

by Yitzhak Yedid (2017)

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Performance by Christian Lindberg, Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra from the CD Angel's Revolt

Angel's Revolt

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Angel's Revolt : premiere performances / Yitzhak Yedid.

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Kiddushim & Killulim (Blessings & Curses)

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Kiddushim & Killulim (Blessings & Curses) : for chamber orchestra / Yitzhak Yedid.

Library shelf no. 784.3/YED 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

"Kiddushim" refers to sacred, spiritual and beautiful things, and "Killulim" refers to being harsh and to curses. The verse "Kiddushim ve' Killulim" sanctification and curses is in a sarcastic and bitter nuance and presents a statement of: came to bless but ended up cursing, the opposite of "came to curse but found to be blessing" from Balak. It's about the paradox of those who were conquered by the forces of darkness.

"Kiddushim ve-kilulim", scored for chamber orchestra, consists of 20 parts (musical images) that are played continuously. These parts combine diverse compositional approaches, stemming from contrasting musical traditions: from the East (classical Arabic music and piyyutim) and from the West (European avant-garde), thus connecting the ancient and the new.

Christian Lindberg, a renowned Swedish trombonist/conductor, has commissioned Kiddushim & Killulim (Blessings & Curses) and conducted the work in his tour of 8 concerts with NK Orchestra. The work explores challenging rhythms - with sections of simultaneous various meters and subdivisions, and the integration of Maqamat musical elements with Western practice. With support from AuzCo I was able to join his tour and attend all concerts.

Kiddushim & Killulim (Blessings & Curses) is an Australian orchestral intercultural new music.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, strings.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Christian Lindberg.

First performance: by Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Christian Lindberg — 26 Oct 17. Kibutz Dorot, Israel

The composer cites the following styles, genres and influences etc associated with this work:

The Temple Mountain in Jerusalem; Arab art music; Mizrahi Piyyutim (arabic liturgical songs); Bela Bartok; avante-garde European composers.

Analysis

Resonate article: Yitzhak Yedid wins the 2020 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music by Australian Music Centre

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Kiddushim & Killulim, composed by Yitzhak Yedid
 

Performances of this work

1 Nov 17: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. Featuring Christian Lindberg, Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra.

26 Oct 17: Kibutz Dorot, Israel . Featuring Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Christian Lindberg.

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