Brain, Rhythm, Music

Brain, Rhythm, Music
Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 12:30
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the Goodman Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus (Givat Ram)

The Dance Ensemble of the Faculty of Dance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, artistic director: Melanie Berson

The Dance Ensemble of the Faculty of Dance at the JAMD is a repertoire dance group. The ensemble performs works by contemporary Israeli and international choreographers, as well as original works commissioned by the ensemble. The ensemble participants are outstanding JAMD students, who, in addition to their undergraduate or graduate studies in dance, devote time and resources to specialize in performing a repertoire with a rich and varied range of dances.


Yifat Prut

Yifat Prut is a professor at The Hebrew University and The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. She studies how the nervous system controls voluntary movements with a specific interest in the timing of movements. Her research focuses on interactions between different areas of the brain during preparation and execution of movements.


Israel (Eli) Nelken

Eli Nelken is a professor of brain sciences and the director of The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences. He studies how sounds become meaningful in animals as well as in humans, using electrophysiological, imaging, and behavioral approaches. In addition to his scientific interests, Nelken enjoys playing the piano.


Eitan Globerson

Eitan Globerson is a professor of conducting and piano, and chair of orchestral conducting at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Globerson conducted and played as a soloist with orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as orchestras in Europe, the United States, and the Far East.

He has given masterclasses and lectures at many institutions worldwide, including Yale School of Music, McGill University, Chopin University in Warsaw, Beijing Central Conservatory, and Mannes School of Music, among others.

Globerson was a visiting professor at the Yale University Graduate School of Music and at the McGill University Schulich School of Music.

In addition to his musical activities, he is also active in scientific research, and holds a PhD in Brain Sciences


Omri Mor, piano

Omri Mor is a pianist, composer, arranger, and multidisciplinary musician of classical music, jazz, and Arabic-Andalusian, Latin, and African music. He teaches at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Mor plays in various ensembles under his leadership, and also collaborates with artists, ensembles, and orchestras in Israel and around the world.


The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) Oriental Music Department Ensemble

The Oriental Music Ensemble is a traditional Arabic music ensemble (Takht), comprised of Jewish and Arab students, which plays classical Arabic music. The ensemble represents the Department and JAMD at various events and takes part in educational activities outside of the academy. 

In the twenty years since its establishment, the Oriental Music Department has produced new generations of musicians, artists, composers, and educators. Most of the leading Arabic musicians in Israel today are graduates of the Department. 

Violin: Nour Abeed

Nay flute: Noga Bar-Oz

Oud: Ragheed Tannous

Buzuq: Simon Ghantous

Percussion: Mohamad Salaymeh

Vocals: Jehan Danial

Direction: Ribal Srour



The Palm Beach Courtyard Entropy: Choreography by Noa Shadur (JAMD Dance Ensemble)

Quantized Souls”: Choreography by Zohar Karni (JAMD Dance Ensemble)

Brains and Rhythms: Presentation and demonstrations by Prof. Yifat Prut

Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dances no. 6 and 17 (Eitan Globerson and Eli Nelken, piano four hands)

Omri Mor’s Got Rhythm (Omri Mor, piano)

Sama’i Kurd by Abdu Dagher (JAMD Oriental Music Department Ensemble)

Ya Msaharni (Oum Kulthoum) by Sayed Makawi (JAMD Oriental Music Department Ensemble