The third issue of Peimot offers a panoramic view of some of Israel’s contemporary musical phenomena. From this vantage point, several difficulties and dilemmas facing composers, performers, and musicologists from the world of Israeli art music can be deduced. These difficulties and dilemmas are shared by concert goers, who also play an active role in Israel’s musical culture.
The theme of the second issue of Peimot is the dialogue that takes place between literature and music. Even though both disciplines are grounded in different, unique aesthetic principles, they blend together into a single entity in the wondrous moment of singing. This is a dialogue in which the voices of human and instrument are woven together into a complex treatise, in which the ideas of the poet and the musical ideas of the composer are combined.
Peimot presents a window into the world of music and musicological research in the context of Israel’s contemporary cultural discourse. The many faces of music can be seen through its living presence in all areas of life, culture, and society. The periodical’s contributors are associated with the world of musicology: researchers and graduate students, composers, and performers. The articles are intended for a broad readership.