Voices and bodies in warm water and dimmed lights.
Moving fluidly between an audience training workshop and a performance, ׳to be an audience in Atlantis׳ is a gathering were both performers and guests got wet, extended their listening skills and practiced empathy and release with their voice.
Created in collaboration with Avner Miryam.
Performers: Amit Fishbein, Noam Ahdut, Or Avishay, Faye Shapiro and Avner Miryam.
The event was a part of the Sheikh Abreik Festival in Tiv’on and took place in “Ma’yim Merap’im” pool courtesy of Ilan Passi.
A video based on a TV debate from 2013. Two prominent israeli parliament members Miri Regev and and Dr. Ahmed Tibi discussing whether israeli-arab soccer fans are to be allowed to wave palestinian flags during games funded by the israeli state. The full text of the heated discussion is spoken/sung by me. The piece offers cathartic moments that shifts the tense interaction into unexpected connotations, deconstructing the vocal mechanisms that allow a public representative to stick to their words. The work was commissioned in 2015 by The interdisciplinary Arena for The Voice of the Word festival, Jerusalem. Shown recently in A-genre, tmuna theatre together with a new live intervention;
Duration: 15 min.
All music composed and performed by Faye Shapiro.
Video created in collaboration with Tzion Abraham Hazan.
Three singers and 12 audience members sing, listen and feel the intimate dimensions and extreme climatic conditions of a steam sauna. Wet air, long reverb, sound is heavy and felt on the exposed skin, the heat opens our pores, widens our blood vessels. Will we endure? The music is composed for 3 women and accompanies the process of coming into one’s body, synchronizing with the rising pulse and yearns to remember lost territory.
The piece was featured in Sheikh Abreik Festival, Tiv'on.
With: Laila Betterman, Amit Fishbein and Noam Ahdut.
The first single from my upcoming album: Simi Libech
Second single from my upcoming Album - Elef Neshikot.
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is a disillusioned love song for the city of Jerusalem.
The video for the song was shot at Teddy stadium during a match with the notorious Beitar Yerushalayim soccer team.
See youtube video for info and credits.
The semi olympic YMCA pool in Jerusalem turned into a living, reverberating, transparent listening arena.
100 audience members joined an extended cast of 23 performers (and their mothers), a set of under and above water speakers, hydrophones and microphones and a floating water marimba.
Encountering different ways to sound and resound in this new environment the audience was then invited into the water for a joined, celebration of water, childhood and being together.
Premiered in 9th of August 2018 in the amazing Mekudeshet festival, Jerusalem.
Developed with Michal Va’aknin, Gony Paz, Avner Miryam, Or Avishay, Orr Sinay, Keren Ben Altabet, Ma’ayan Tsadka, Laila Betterman, Noam Ahdut, Chanan Ben Simon, Amir Bolzman, Mihal Goldstein and Amit Fishbein.
Water Marimba developed by Yaniv Shentzer.
a series of electro-vocal pieces realized in different occasions and settings in collaboration with sound artist Amir Bolzman.
A max patch controls 2,4 or 16 speakers and microphones programmed for differently timed delays. The piece weaves a net of micro vocal reflections in response to the live singing allowing an image of an ancestral memories and absent communities to arise. | premiered October 2014 for Maamuta in Jerusalem, and then re-created for various settings, most recently for a 5 speaker setting - at the Petach Tiqva Museum, performance curated by Hadas Maor and Bar Yerushalmi.
in Mikla’at (Heb. for plexus) I invited vocal artists to bring their practices into a creative conversation with me. They were performers, singers, choreographers visual and video artists who used the voice as material and subject matter and I wove these different gestures into a single coherent performative arch. The project seeks to position the voice as a subversive model for contemporary identity; a performative being that sounds, resounds and has the power to change reality. The first realization of the project was a common journey into the meandering folds and meanings of the voice with its personal, social and political implications. | Premiered in July 2016, Mazya Theatre Jerusalem | featuring: PELEPE, Nadav Bin - Nun, The Great Gehenna Choir, Abra Ensemble, Gony Paz, Tal Engelstein.
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson’s video installation, Song for Armageddon, shot on location at Tel Megiddo and made in collaboration with Israeli composer Ophir Ilzetzki. Over one night, a group of workers endlessly set out and wipe down thousands of chairs to create a large auditorium for an unknown audience, waiting for sunrise.
The artists’ largest production to date, Song for Armageddon engages with Tel Megiddo’s remarkable heritage but also elaborates on historical confusion between place and event. The film loops every 17 minutes, creating a powerful visual and acoustic meditation that culminates with a haunting performance by singer Faye Shapiro.
A solo show. thesongshowofthefuture combines songs, vocal gestures and pre-recorded material to create a transformative path for all of us. My presence is as both an imaginative and as an ecstatic surface, shifting attention modalities, and vocally activating an affectual sequence which eludes solid definitions. It reaches instead for a trans-personal way of communion to become a series of minor, operatic structures, orchestrated to express what is innermost to the collectivity of our people | recently featured in A- genre, Tmumna TLV, Willow cathedral NYC and Nifgashot festival in Bat Yam.
ABRA is a vocal performance ensemble, led cooperatively by its four members, vocalists/composers Chanan Ben Simon, Noa Haran, Yifeat Ziv and Faye Shapiro, performing in Israel and abroad. Our works range from pieces performed in music concert venues to site-specific, context-oriented performative works.
Visit ABRA's Website for more info
A performance collaboration in a piece by Avner Miryam and Keren ben Altabet together with Or Avisahy.
Premiered in Arnevet Kelim. 2018
Photo by Yair Meyuhas.
A collaborative project. Initiated in 2015 by musician Noam Enbar, The Great Gehenna Choir takes it's name from the "Valley of the Son of Hinnom" ("Gehenna") in Jerusalem, and alluding to the disturbing history of the site - where ancient Canaanites are known to have conducted human sacrifice - The Great Gehenna Choir's original repertoire consists of expressive musical rites.
By its very structure, this unique group of people embodies an inclusive gesture towards the audience. Rather than casting them as onlookers, the new, occasionally absurd rituals performed by the choir, invite audiences to take part in original, non-institutional, often radical articulations of spirituality and its intersections with social and political issues.
During the last two years The Great Gehenna Choir had performed at a wide range of venues and festivals such as Jerusalem Season of Culture, Tel-Aviv Museum, Sheikh Abrek Festival and Jerusalem Design Week.
A performative study group following the question of the minor. A cross-medial exploration of expressing without occupying, looking at the lives and work of Simone Weil, Edith Stein, Charlotte Salomon and Etty Hilsum.
Performers and collaborators: Tzion Abraham Hazan, Avner Miriam Amit and Gony Paz.
Collaboration and performance in a vocal piece by Noam Enbar. Spread in various galleries around the museum, the book of challenges is a psycho-active collection of short vocal, emotional and physical rituals.
The piece also features the increadible singer Netta Barzilay and is a part of Enbar's exhibition "preaching to the choir". (jan-july 2016)
Music composition and vocal coaching for LEA, a theater production by Passport ensemble.
Based on Lea Goldberg’s autobiographical novel 'VE HU HA OR’ this piece explores Nora (Lea) fear of insanity.
Directed by Maestra Yael Kramsky
Performers: Dina Bley, Yarden Gilboa, Eyal Zusman, Ronen Yifrach
The show runs monthly at Tel-aviv museum, dates updated here
Three meditations for the radio combining music and performance with interviews and philosophical musings.
Voice (with no) Body dealt with the relation between sound and matter, hearing and seeing.
Experimental communities was all about relations and power in orchestration, between voices and instruments, between audience and performer, and on how artistic models and social utopias inform each other.
Bamidbar Dvarim was a short artist retreat in Mitzpe Ramon in the desert. The 12 artists I invited were all from different disciplines. Returning to the gallery in Jerusalem I molded our materials into one performative piece. Press for a short audio excerpt.
Featuring the works and presence of: Avner Amit, Keren Ben Altabet, Halil Balaban, Merav Kamel, Karam Natour, Tomer Damsky, Masha Zusman, Valery Bolotin, Lars Sergel, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Shuli Enosh, Marva Shalev -Marom, Yonatan Levi, Mihal Goldstein, Ayelet Lerman, Amnon Wolman, Cornelius Cardew, Ido Buckelman, Orr Sinai, Ayala Shamir.
An ongoing collaboration with double bassist/composer Orr Sinay - a duo performance/research/practice where body, breath, movement and instrument are being put on an infinite spectral field.
After co-founding the cult-impro-girl band DionysusExpress Faye and Orr are focusing on creating situations where intense listening and chaotic identification can occur.
A performative exhibition. A collaboration with Dancer and sculptor Maya Reshef. The exhibition was shown on May 2016 at Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem.
A ritualistic learning space of practicing the crossover to a medial state of being, using minimal means of sound, video and crafted objects the gallery space transforms into a performative, changing place which takes hold of the body and conducts in it questions about the connecting tissues, the prima materia, the will which moves the hand, the voices in our head, the powers of inspiration and the spirits of life.
As a part of the exhibition we had daily performances at the space, each performance left it's physical marks on the installation, each centers around voice and movement and seeks to locate a medial body and a polyphonic expression to different states of consciousness and listening.
a vocal ensemble piece. During August 2014 I met with a group of six women, residents of the Katamonim Neighbourhood. The resulting piece dealt with question of emotional and geographical orientation in the neighbourhood, of identity and empathy - is it possible really participate vocally in someone else's experience? | premiered in October 2014, Jerusalem Israel.
An ecstatic durational meditation on the israeli national anthem, identity and the hebrew language sung with 69 variations made with the Even - Shushan dictionary.
Accompanied by a re-arranged recording of the IDF orchestra.
A collaboration with poet Alex Ben Ari
Premiered in A-genre festival 2018, Tmuna theatre