Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

“New Music Inspired by Early and Folk Materials”

Fri, October 30, 2009 | Butler School of Music, MRH 2.634

1:00 PM

“New Music Inspired by Early and Folk Materials”

a guest lecture and demonstration by
Schusterman Visiting Artists

Etty Ben-Zaken

singer, author, interdisciplinary artist

Eitan Steinberg


Etty Ben-Zaken Steinberg studied singing at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy and theater at the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem. She has won critical acclaim for her performances and recordings. Well versed in the extended vocal techniques of 20th century music, she feels equally at home performing early music as well as folk repertoir from her Sephardic heritage.

Eitan Steinberg is the head of Haifa University’s Music Department and the winner of Israel’s 2007 Prime Minister’s Composition Award. He studied at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy, at the Chigiana Academy in Italy, and the University of California at Berkeley. His collaboration with his wife has yielded more than twenty vocal works written for her voice.

Sponsored by: The Association of Graduate Ethno-Musicology Students; the Butler School of Music; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the UT Middle Eastern Ensemble “Bereket.”

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