Soundtrack of survival

Nineteenth century American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once observed that “in a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.” It is a sentiment with which Yitzhak Yedid wholeheartedly agrees, and even endeavors to promulgate through his art.

43-year-old Yedid is a Jerusalem-born pianist and composer who has been living in Australia for the past eight years. In 2012 he gained a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne and subsequently published a tome with the grand and culturally expansive title of Methods of Integrating Elements of Arabic Music and Arabic-Influenced Jewish Music into Contemporary Western Classical Music. Yedid currently lectures at the Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University.


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