Scored for acoustic instruments, live-electronics, samples and video-art, CUT was performed in quadraphonic surround worked out in real-time. The DVD recording took place on January 27th, 2008, at the ‘Rosenberg-Pulitzer Music hall’, Music Department, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

On this page you will find some episodes, starting with a short promotion clip.

CUT promo

About CUT

CUT is a 45 minutes staged musical work, inspired by different interpretations of 'cut' - as a concept, its implementations, emotional significance and technical characteristics. Each of Cut's eight episodes tells the story of a different cut, creating a sequence in which the formal context, dramatic flow and even applied technique are 'Cut driven'. The amplified instrumental sound is occasionally cut into very short samples (down to 60 milliseconds) before it is given a new shape and played back to the audience.

1st episode - CUT

The People behind CUT

ctrl Z cabaret

Igal Myrtenbaum –  music composition, violoncello, piano, accordion,

percussion and live-electronics

Kiyonori Sokabe (Japan)  – trumpet,

Zephyros (slide trumpet)

Shai Cohen – tenor saxophone,

percussion and live-electronics

Assaf Magal - Video-art

Yoza - Sound engineer

3rd episode - Binary Air Depth
8th episode - Triste
CUT-DVD

Digital Programming - Igal Myrtenbaum, Shai Cohen

DVD – Assaf Magal, Igal Myrtenbaum

DVD Cover design: Gady Mirtenbaum

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Japan Foundation for helping us in realizing CUT.