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…


    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…


    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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