KOL HA’OLAM “
Ethnic Silhouettes”, Tsippi
Fleischer’s new disc Recorded in eight studios, it was edited
in three countries. The works included are sung in Bedouin and Yemenite
Arabic, in Eskimo, Croatian and Georgian, as well as in ancient Semitic
languages: Ugaritic, Biblical Hebrew, Old Babylonian and Coptic. The
explanatory booklet – really a book – runs to 172 pages
in English and Hebrew, and includes phonetic transcriptions of the
texts in all the languages and an abundance of meticulous, technically
impressive explanations and illustrations. And the music it contains:
a cappella choirs and soloists, magnetic tapes, electronic music and
all types of instruments. This is the disc “Ethnic Silhouettes”
of the Israeli composer Tsippi Fleischer: a disc concept.
Noam Ben Zeev, Ha’aretz, May 3, 2001
Your Ethnic Silhouettes CD is fantastic! A brilliant conception, brilliantly executed. Let's hope it attracts much favourable attention; it is truly quite unique.
Nancy van de Vate, Vienna, 28.8.2001