Castle in time is an independent orchestra that Matan Daskal, Shalev Ne’eman, and Tal Donner formed in 2015, by the need to hear and create for a large ensemble that contains classical and electronic instruments and performers. The incredible musicians, which are also close friends and family, started in their twenties (now thirties), became an integral part of the creation processes, creating an inseparable organism between the composition and the performers.
Its repertoire is wide and moves across pop, noise, African rhythms, contemporary music, movement influences, and more. Nowadays experimenting with live composition languages such as “Soundpainting” and “Conduction”.
The orchestra is a modular group of extraordinary 24 instrumentalists containing woodwinds, brass, strings, electric guitars, bass guitar, drum set, percussions, synthesizers, harp, singers working with analog effects, computer player, and a conductor.
The orchestra has been broadcasted on main radio stations and performed in numerous festivals in Israel, among them Israel Festival, Mekudeshet Festival, The Jazz festival, and more.
Co-founders composers and Artistic Directors:
Matan Daskal & Shalev Neeman
Co-founder and CEO: Tal Donner
Nonprofit organization: Felicja Blumental
Conductor: Matan Daskal / Flute: Rachel Mazor / Oboe: Mariona Godia, Raphael Landsman / Clarinet: Noa Ya'akov, Tomer Amikam / Bassoon: Michael Roessler / French Horn: Ofer Etzioni, Tzviki Moran / Trumpet: Tal Avraham / Trombone: Ma'ayan Milo, Bar Tal, Noam Greenfeld / Percussion: Shalev Ne'eman, Pablo Ordas / Drum Set: Roi Brum, Haim Peskoff / Computer: Asaf Meidan, Guy Moses / Electric Guitar: Eden Nir, Maor Shvarzberg, Yeonathan Shachar / Bass Guitar: Nitai Marcus / Synthesizers: Yonatan Daskal / Harp: Tal Vaknin / Vox and Composition: Daniel Krief, Anna Lann, Josef Laimon / Vox: Channan Ben Simon, Yotam Mahler / Violins; Gilad Rivkin, Nadav Fast, Daniel Zinn, Yedidia Schwarz, Benedikt Bindewald / Viola: Michal Berkovich, Nina Loeterman / Cello: Mayu Shviro, Shani Bar, Talia Erdal / Double Bass: Michael Edwards
Special collaborators: Trilok Gurtu, Ohad Fishof, Assaf Amdursky
Sound: Yossi Lugassi / Stage manager: Nadav Yarkoni / Light design: Omer Sheizaf, Ofer Laufer / Graphic Designer: Efrat Solomon / Social Media: Anna Lann / Photos: Diego Rosman, Ariel Efron / Photos and spirit: Malu Zayon