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Betty Olivero

Betty Olivero┬┤s Website


"Betty Olivero is a major talent . . .  one of the best composers around today and highly respected everywhere . . ."

(Zubin Mehta, Ha'aretz magazine)

Please visit the Israel Music Institute website to search for Betty Olivero┬┤s works.

"I find the process of confronting and juxtaposing traditional, formal means with contemporary vocabulary to be highly challenging and of great curiosity. One of the most fundamental issues in my work, and the aim of my musical creation, is to use traditional, ethnic music materials in the compositional processes and thereby participate in the essence of oral tradition: transmission of essence, through evolution of expression: preservation and change.

I do not seek these materials out of any scientific-musicological point of view. They serve purely as a dramatic stimulus and as a point of reference. Close scrutiny of these sources uncovers hidden, unpremeditated musical means, which invite further extension and development. These traditional melodies and texts undergo thorough transformation, so profound as to make their original form, at times, unrecognizable, yet their spirit and highly-charged dramatic potential remain untouched."

Betty Olivero

Israel Music Institute

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