“…Kolot is not only an opera that can be defined as art, but also a complete cultural event.”
SOUND & LITE Magazine , January- February edition
KOLOT (Hebrew – “voices”) – This icon/sound Opera n.2 for 12 singers, mixed ensemble, electronics and visuals is an observation of Israel in all its cultural complexity – old Jewish traditions, Christian and Muslim cultures, Ancient populations and contemporary reality which travel in cycles of holiness, memory, thirst, pain, hope and modern frenetic day life; clashing and merging, separating and joining. The voice is treated as a symbol, a carrier of the sacred word, an extension of individual and collective emotions, and a testimony of life and reality.
The artists participating in the Opera are from completely different cultural backgrounds: rabbis and priests, avant-guard artists, carriers of ancient oral traditions, virtuoso soloists of oriental and occidental instruments and artists specializing in the use of new technologies. In order to combine them into one organism, Avital had to create an intimate dialogue with each of the participating individuals, and to form a unique architecture of the sounds and images, preserving their identities but also uniting them into one poetic unity.