Tzvika Force – Open Rehearsal

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Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Voice, heart, and piano. The first time I heard Tzvika Force, I felt an immediate impact and connection. Dark, intimate, songs that speak of raw pain, rough and yet somehow refined, and all with an undeniable rhythm, an energy that draws you in.

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Tzvika has been performing solo, accompanying himself on piano or keyboards; gathering momentum, and gathering his forces. Over the past couple of months, he has been working with a new ensemble: Eden Liberman on keyboard and computer, Nir Leist on bass and Ilan Tenennbaum on drums. Celebrating the release of his debut EP, Petit Nature, produced by Ben Spector with a festive launch at Tmuna Theatre on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Tzvika Force will be in full force, with the new band.

A lucky few were invited to the inner sanctum of the Sonic recording studio to share the pre-concert jitters and thrill of performing together before a live audience for the first time. Being there was like hearing the music from inside the source, the heartbeat, tender and overpowering. Muperphoto was there to capture the intimacy and power of the moment and the music for all of us.

Tzvika Force and... /Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force and… /Photo: MuperPHOTO

Who’s the mystery woman? Daniela Spector, who will be a guest at the launch. Yes, I did hear them rehearse together, and yes, I know what they will be performing at Tmuna, and no – I’m not telling.

Tzvika Force, Ben Spector, Daniela Spector, Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force, Ben Spector, Daniela Spector, Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Daniela Spector/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Daniela Spector/Photo: MuperPHOTO

I did learn the story behind the EP’s title: Petit Nature. Tzvika told me that he had been enjoying an indulgent visit at the home of Betty Wormser, spending his time sleeping and eating. At one point Betty asked – where is Tzvika – and was told that he had gone back to sleep. Her response was: petit nature, which, Tzvika explained, is a French term for someone who is fragile and spoiled, a kind of prince. For Tzvika, the album’s title symbolizes his desire to stop being spoiled, and take on the challenge of recording an album, to “present and give expression to the world I had created inside my head.”

Ben Spector and Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Ben Spector and Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Making the album with producer Ben Spector was a creative process with all the accompanying joys and pain along the way. A lot of listening goes into it. Before singing I Believe, Tzvika told us that this was the first song he began recording for the EP, and the last he finished recording, somehow, something always didn’t feel quite right. This is where the refinement comes in, that complements Tzvika’s raw emotional energy – the insistence on finding the right mode for each song, the right feel and soundscape. Watching Ben during the studio rehearsal, seeing him feel the music, attuned to each nuance and color, was an experience in itself.

Eden Liberman and Ben Spector/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Eden Liberman and Ben Spector/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Although they have only been working together for a short while, the band feels very much ‘together’ – bringing the songs into live action. Come hear them at Tmuna Theatre on Wednesday, May 22nd at 22:00, to reserve your tickets call  03-5611211. There will also be a performance at the Abraham Hostel (67 Hanevi’im Street) in Jerusalem on June 13th. Links: Tzvika Force bandcamp, facebook page, concert event page.

Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

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Eyal Lenzini/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force - exploring percussion/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force – exploring percussion/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force at the piano/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force at the piano/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Eden Liberman/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Ilan Tenennbaum/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Ilan Tenennbaum and Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Ilan Tenennbaum and Nir Leist/Photo: MuperPHOTO

 

Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO
Tzvika Force/Photo: MuperPHOTO

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