bithyah israel


I approach composition through an abstract focus, expressing emotion through sound, believing music is in its truest form when uninhibited by mundane constructs. Before I make decisions in a new piece, I have a dream-like approach: what are the textures that come to mind when experiencing a subject?

After I have answered this question, the music comes to me in compound, layered moments. A lot happens at once, working together to portray the experience within a subject of focus. Listeners initially internalize music on complex emotional and spiritual levels, which are my focus when I compose fresh music. I have a passion for connection.

Project Summary

This project is an autobiographical album of original compositions for live cello performance, expressing emotions the composer has experienced during pivotal moments in her background. These encounters commission the composer’s capacity to generate compelling musical works through the honesty of sound.