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A Child's Dream

The Livnat brothers' fourth disc. Music that was written over the last few years for dance, theater, and movies. The disc was awarded ACUM's 'Golden Feather' for 2002 and includes original music by the Livnat brothers. Musical production – The Livnat brothers.

1. A Child Is Dancing – duet (The Livnat Brothers) 

2. A Child's Dream (The Livnat Brothers) 

3. Lullaby (Arik Livnat)

4. Prayer (Arik Livnat)

5. Three Worlds (the Livnat Brothers and Eran Kacanelenbogen)

6. Nostalgia (The Livnat Brothers) 

7. Good Children (Aviv Livnat) 

8. Ballad (Aviv Livnat)


Performed by: Aviv Livnat – Guitars, vocals
Arik Livnat – Wind instruments, vocals
Ronen Ben David – Piano and keyboard
Nadav Rubinstein – Keyboard
Eran Kacanelenbogen – Piano and keyboard
Avishai Cohen – Bass
Eran Zilberberg – Bass
Ilan Katchka – Drums
Dror Ben-Or, Shahar Rosenfeld, Eliana Loewenberg – violins
Orna Ravid – Cello

Reviews:
"The first eight minutes of 'A Child is Dancing' encompasses the essence of the musical world of the Livnat brothers who, until today, were known chiefly for their integration of Jewish music with jazz. This is a melodious piece which starts off in a low-key and then flows in an emotional and very melancholic strain with a jazz intonation, and at the same time has a mood of something French a la Francis Lee and Michel Legrand…The reflective, plaintive sound of 'A Child's Dream' on soprano saxophone is reminiscent of Pat Metheny's ambient music. Here, too, the brothers manage to create a mystic atmosphere embellished with faint piping effects…Arik Livnat's flute sounds trillingly in 'Lullaby,' written for 'Blood Wedding' by Lorca…The Livnat brothers are musicians who take nothing for granted. They absorbed Jewish music and jazz but are searching all the while and achieving poetry in a musical fusion full of soul…They deliver creative moments of great beauty and even deep emotion in a disc that presents an array of the best of their gifts and musical colours."  Yossi Harsonsky (Ma'ariv)

"A Child's Dream is a blend of older revamped material and newer tunes, with the Livnat brothers at the helm of their new soothing musical journey down memory lane. In their fourth album, Aviv and Arik Livnat explore previously recorded but undeveloped themes, specially remixed for this year's release.The eight tracks reflect the album's mood, with numbers such as "A Child is Dancing," "Nostalgia," "Good Children," and of course the title track, encapsulating the brothers' reminiscences on their shared artistic childhood. Some of the music was originally written for theater and dance performances here in Israel… Within the album's multi-layered ambient feel, the purity of line and uncomplicated song structures remain unspoiled, smacking of a musical sophistication while retaining simplicity. That is no child's play. Although the album is instrument-based, the brothers have employed technical effects which add intrigue to the otherwise soporific feel of the disc. Aviv, the older of the two, plays a sensual guitar and his vocals are featured on "Good Children," one of the highlights of the disc. Backed by a rich string section and appropriately placed singers, the tune has an almost calypso feel of cool breezes and reassuring peace. Arik, the reedman is featured throughout on various saxophones and flutes, adding at times humorous riffs on more staid themes…"  Amanda Borschel (Jerusalem Post)

"The brothers Aviv and Arik Livnat are creative artists working in Israel and abroad. Their main speciality lies in combining original jazz with traditional Jewish music. Their latest album, 'A Child's Dream,' contains pieces of original music, and one song that the two of them arranged over the past few years as works for dance, movies, and theater. Even though the disc cannot be described as music for children par excellence, nearly all the pieces in it connect to the world of childhood; take, for example, some of their names: 'A Child is Dancing – duet,' 'Lullaby,' 'Good Children' and, of course, 'A Child's Dream.' The album is very pleasant on the ear, and it can also serve beautifully as soothing background music while you are busy with your kids."  Yoram Rotem (Galey tzahal/ Horim)