Sephirot--Assif Tsahar's Brass-Reeds Ensemble blends brass band music from New Orleans marching bands, twentieth century classical music, jazz, folk and free improvisation. The ten Sephirot expounded upon in the Cabala represent different aspects/realms of the universe. With musicians Herb Robertson, Coung Vu, Joe Daley, Vincent Chancy, Rob Brown, Chris Jonas, Susie Ibarra, Assif Tsahar. This work was commission by Roulette with funds from the Jerome Foundation.
"Assif Tsahara's Brass Reeds Ensemble is a brass band brought into the realm of modern music. Influences from twentieth century classical music, jazz, world music to free improvisation are organically interwoven to become inseparable. The group also explores the connections between improvisation and composition through the relationship between each individual musician. Brass Reeds creates sound sculptures from quiet serenity to explosive energy. With Kwang Fu, Herb Robertson, Chris Tonas, Rob Brown, Joe Daly, Assif Tsahar and others."