Release Date: September 1, 2013
Catalog #: NV5928
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Cello
Piano

Cycles of The Moon

Chamber Works

Ayala Asherov composer

CYCLES OF THE MOON, the new release from composer Ayala Asherov, is a colorful and poignant cross-section of works from various cycles of the composer’s life. As a native of Israel, Ms. Asherov’s music is largely informed by Hebrew chamber music. The music is tonal and intended to be accessible, says Asherov, “I didn’t want to write what I thought a listener would not want to hear. My guiding light-or should I say melody-is something one can hold on to while exercising the imagination.” The titles suggest themes, as in the haunting and solemn Memories of a Homeland and Tomorrow Never Came, which utilize poetry by children from the Terezin Ghetto.

“These pieces were all written over the last four years and sum up a time in my life where music served as my sounding board, and in many ways kept for individual instruments and exploring the communication and intimate connection between them so deeply. This experience has given me a better understanding of myself, especially as a composer.”

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Artist Information

Ayala Asherov

Ayala Asherov

Composer

Israeli-born composer and singer/songwriter Ayala Asherov started writing songs at age 16. After serving in the IDF as an entertainer, she briefly pursued an acting career in theater, film, and television. She soon realized her passion was music, and she pursued and completed studies at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv, followed by the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she received her Bachelor of Music Summa Cum Laude in composition and film scoring in 1998. She went on to receive her Masters in film scoring at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2000. Asherov’s music ranges from songwriting to music in the concert hall, and to multimedia including film, museum exhibitions, and dance.

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