“An organism is an evening dedicated entirely to the seam between the animal and the life. A protected space where algorithms can flourish and animals know how to play.”
This is how artist Tomer Baruch introduces the party that will take place on the night of July 4 in Tel Aviv. Co-organized by the good friends of Culture of Solidarity, several artists put their art at the service of environmental and nature protection causes. He will be presenting the new album from his project Animals and Synthesized Sounds of the Sea.
Our artist, who will donate 100% of money raised at the concert to This is My Earth #TogetherThroughTiME, will perform his project at 8 pm, under the premise of unusual electronic elegance, respect, and use of wild unheard voices of nature that live under the sea.
Baruch‘s style is surprising for its intensity and yet atmospheric peace, and because the artist knows how to make a respectful, rhythmic, and floating reading of the cadences of all kinds of sea creatures.
Maybe it’s because Tom knows he needs his wild performers to continue creating his biodiversity symphonies, or because of the beauty of the photographers and audiovisual artists who have created video collections to accompany the Animals and Synthesizers project, that Tom’s electronic pieces awaken a tenderness and beauty hard to achieve with human work alone.
Tom Baruch is a genius at scoring the wild movements of animals as diverse as alpacas, jellyfish and heronsThe NeW York TimES
Tom’s music dialogues with the movements of jellyfish, starfish, octopuses… and uses its mysterious algorithm to take the human senses to another reality, an area in which we return to our common ancestor. His work is also multiplied by the artists and creators surrounding him. You can find all of his project’s partners on his Bandcamp site and YouTube page.
Tom Baruch’s music tells us, come on! come on! We are here, listen to the root of your birth, feel it, get to respect it and protect these melodies within you.
Animals and Synthesizers
With over 134k followers on Instagram and millions of views of video posts since the inception of the Animals and Synthesizers project back in 2018, Tomer Baruch has been tirelessly digging out wildlife and animal videos from the internet (between a few seconds to a minute in length) exemplifying the glorious diversity of the animal kingdom in flux.
He then overlays and synchronizes an assortment of self-produced electronic sounds and soundtracks to the video, turning simple hidden-cam footage into audio-visual mini fantasy adventures with chameleons, herons, birds, alpacas, starfish, owls and pangolins the stars of these alternative and very funny narratives and new short films.
Each of the 10 tracks on the new album Synthesized Sounds of the Sea, comes with a brand new video and is focused on the marine life living in our oceans, with the title of each track named after the animals and stars of the film. The first song and pairing, The Hairy Frogfish & The Finger Dragonet, pits two sluggish fish on the bed of a coral in the Southern Leyte in the Philippines, shot off the coastal town of Maasin. Musically it’s built around a lazy and phat hip hop beat with squelchy analog-sounding synths and a repetitive arpeggio providing a contrast of energy between the slow movements of the fish and the electricity of the music. It’s also a remarkable soundtrack in its own right, borrowing from beat makers like J Dilla and other similar Stones Throw artists, electronica stalwarts Luke Vibert and analog heroes, Pye Corner Audio.
Join the party
You can find all the information about the event here.
On the menu: DJ set, sound-reactive screenings, audio-visual launch show, floral cocktails and more surprises. Entrance fee “as you wish”. All ticket profits will be donated to TiME · This Is My Earth which buys land, saves them from stupid and greedy human beings and turns them into nature reserves for the sake of wildlife. And it all takes place in a house of incredible solidarity, the nicest space in the city, a place full of good vibes.
Artist Tomer Barcuh at his studio