Artist Projects

Symphony of Tin Cans


Barak Marshall , Tamir Muskat , Margalit Oved

Symphony of Tin Cans is an electronic operetta chronicling a day in the life of a small Yemeni city. Centered on the story of a rebellious woman who rejects an arranged marriage, the work melds traditional Yemeni music with hip-hop, dub, and other contemporary forms. Once an important seaport and transfer point among travelers and merchants from several regions of the world, Yemen has a distinctive musical history; the compositions in Symphony of Tin Cans embraces and reflects that lineage. The work includes comedic “ballads” sung by individual characters as well as multi-voiced choral sections set to a mix of live loops and acoustic instruments.

Project Updates

  • 2011: Marshall and Oved embark on second trip to Israel to complete recordings for Symphony of Tin Cans

  • Artists

    Barak Marshall

    Choreographer and vocalist Barak Marshall was born and raised in Los Angeles. Since 1996, his work has been presented at Tel Aviv’s Shades of D…

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    Tamir Muskat

    Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Muskat is a musician, producer, and recording engineer. He has recorded and toured with several bands, including Firewater and I…

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    Margalit Oved

    Margalit Oved has created more than forty-five dances as well as numerous musical scores for dances and a solo album for Folkways Recordings. She was…

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