Composer: Amit Poznansky
Instrument: Violin and Piano
Duration: 9 min.
The piece, which includes four short movements, is a kind of homage to the Neo-classical music period prevalent at the beginning of the 20th century. Movements 1 and 3 have a slow, lyrical and melancholic character, while movements 2 and 4 are quick, sarcastic, and flavoured with cabaret and jazz elements. Each one of them has a theme emerging in different variations. The work has been dedicated to the composer's wife - violinist Yael Shachar, who played in its first recording, along with Poznansky (piano).
Violin and Piano
About the composer +
Amit Poznansky (1974) is an accomplished composer of film and television scores, music for the theater, poet - songs, concert, chamber, choral and Jazz music. He is also a versatile and experienced arranger / orchestrator in a variety of music genres, and has been working in both live and digital settings.
Cinema: Amit composed the score for Joseph Cedar's academy award nominee for best foreign film "Footnote" (2011), also winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The music was performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. In October 2013 Poznansky was honored as the winner for Best Original Score (Feature Film), for "Footnote", at the International Samobor Film Music Festival. Among the jury were: John P. Corigliano, Richard King, Randy Thom, Mark Dornford-May.
In 2011, Poznansky composed the score for Assi Dayan's feature film "Doctor Pomerantz".
TV: In 2012, he scored the second season of the acclaimed Israeli TV series "Hatufim" ("Prisoners of War") directed by Gideon Raff ("Homeland" creator) for the Israeli Channel 2.
Animation, documentaries & stage: In 2013, Amit scored the animated short film "A Soldier's Wings", directed by CREW972 founder Alex Orrelle ("The Incredibles"), and he also composed and arranged the music for W. Shakespeare's play "Macbeth", directed by Omri Nitzan, at the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv.
In 2013 he composed the score for Ram Loevy's documentary "Let's Assume, For A Moment, That God Exists" (Channel 8), and the documentary "The Ceremony", directed by Avi Weissblei, for YES Docu satelight broadcaster . Both films participated at the Doc-Aviv Film Festival 2013.
Poznansky also scored the animated shorts "Henry Le Cooking" (2009), "The Good Knight Story" (2010) and "Moving Pictures" (2011). "The Good Knight Story" won the prize for Best Short Film at the 2010 Israeli Film Festival held in Nice, France.
Amit's pieces "Waltz for Flute & Piano" and "Life of the Dead - A Song Cycle for Female Choir" were published by Edition Svitzer, and are being performed worldwide.
Front cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
Photo: Amit Poznansky
Engraving: Amit Poznansky
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