Tikkun Nefesh Eldad Tsabary

The inspiration to this piece is the Kabbalistic concept of Tikkun Nefesh—the process of healing the soul from old hurts, angers, guilt, damaging patterns, and stagnation, of allowing oneself to observe old angers and fears and see them dissolve into the infinite love that they have been masking. Tikkun Nefesh is based on the idea that repairing damages (Kilkulim) in one’s soul has a direct constructive effect on repairing the whole world (Tikkun Olam), as we are all part of a great chain of being. Imbalances in the world stem from imbalances in ourselves, and therefore we are all responsible for repairing our personal Kilkulim.

Source: 2018

  • Year of composition: 2010
  • Genre: Mixed
  • Instrumentation: 12 channel fixed + (optional) improvising instrument
  • Duration of the submitted work: 11:25
  • Premiere: August 4, 2010, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) concert at Theatre Direct’s Christie Studio, Toronto
  • Disc publication: Musicworks 108

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