The Arty Semite

Watch This Mashup of '70s Israeli Disco

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Kutiman is always up to something interesting.

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The Israeli musical artist (né Ophir Kutiel) is known for his inspired “ThruYOU” mashups of YouTube videos. Sitting at his home computer he is a cutting-edge composer, sampling snippets of sound from homemade movies to unite and blend disparate individuals from all corners of the globe into beautiful and totally unexpected ensembles.

One of his “ThruYou videos,” titled “My Favorite Color,” caught the attention of media outlets like Wired, CBS News and TechCrunch for its sophisticated jazz composition. Another, called “Thru Jerusalem,” created for the Jerusalem Season of Culture in 2011, involved Kutiman’s walking around Israel’s capital to film and record local musicians playing traditional and improvisational instruments.

His latest creation, “Israeli Groove Reconstructed,” delights fans of 1970s and early 1980s disco-era Israeli pop music. It’s a blast from the past, and if you watch and listen closely you’ll see and hear some of the of the biggest stars at the time, like Yehoram Gaon, Shlomo Artzi, Zohar Argov and Zvika Pick. A young Rivka Michaeli serves as our host throughout the piece.

Watch ‘Israeli Groove Reconstructed’:

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