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Concert and Candles in Zedekiah’s Cave – Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 6, 2017

Where else could you see a piano concert at the bottom of a 2000-year-old cave? “Interactive Shadows” (Studio Insight, Guy Romem, Israel) refers to the cameras set along the path to the bottom of the cave. The cameras project images of the viewers on the walls, with different effects (line drawings, coloured silhouettes, etc.).

The musicians are listed as Yoel Shemesh and Achiya Asher Cohen Alloro. I have no idea who was playing that evening. At one point there was a loud cracking sound. The pianist, without missing a beat, looked over his shoulder at a bench that had collapsed in the middle from the weight of the children.

Interactive Shadows, Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

Interactive Shadows, Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

Interactive Shadows, Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

Selfies….

Interactive Shadows, Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

Interactive Shadows, Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017

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One Response to “Concert and Candles in Zedekiah’s Cave – Jerusalem Festival of Light 2017”

  1. devraariel said

    When we were there, the pianist introduced himself. So this is not Yoav Shemesh. He also took requests. An Asian tourist asked for “Hava Nagila.” The pianist was surprised and asked him how he knew that song. And then did a pretty good improve around it.

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