The first part of the process was an improvisation recording with a grand piano and found objects made by mise_en_scene and Andrey at the Jerusalem National Theater in front of an empty hall during the Summer of 2008. The second part, later that year, was mise_en_scene’s feedback recordings with 4 PCC microphones in an empty theater hall in Tel-Aviv.
Both recordings were then composed and arranged in the three segments collectively title “443”.
443 is the name of a highway going from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv. This title symbolically connects the two recordings produced in different cities and creates a new place that combines them: the highway, physically connecting but still, a place of its own. Finally, the title is resonant of the famous piece by John Cage, 4’33”, and of Cage’s use of the piano with found objects in several of his works.
released February 18, 2013
Composed by Shay Nassi.
Cover art by Shay Nassi, Tami Wiesel and M. Carvalhais.
Mastered by Miguel Carvalhais.