Zooz Interactive Magazine has just lunched their new issue (#8) representing different artists from Israel that decided to explore their art and passion outside of their home country, so, guess who’s in it?!? THAT’S RIGHT! (page 38&39) sadly for all my fans that cant read Hebrew its going to be hard for you to decrypt it so I decided to place the original text in English here.
Here are some Screen shots from the site itself, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SITE!
.ADIDA FALLEN ANGEL VS. MONTREAL.
The first time I came to Montreal was a few years ago when I came with my band (SpoonLicker) to record our debut album. I had never been to Canada before so I had no idea how this place would look or how it would affect me.
From the moment I landed I noticed the difference: The wilderness, the gigantic size of everything, the fresh air, the kindness of the local people and mostly, the freezing cold. Nothing had prepared me for this in all my traveling years (which by then had reached its 10th year!).
After a few weeks into the process I had already decided in my heart that I wanted to move here: things just seemed to click for me. I’ve never seemed to fit in anywhere and the more time I spent in Canada I felt at home. They always say there is a time and a place for everything, and for me it was Canada and the time had come.
After a few months in the countryside I learned to master calmness and enjoy the wild life that was all around me, I finally had all the time in the world to dive deep into my hobbies and really enjoy creativity for my own sake. There is also something magical being totally alone in a place so quiet it hurts your ears and makes you see clearly in pitch dark.
Once I was at peace I decided to move to the big city, Montreal. I felt it was time to share my knowledge and experience with the rest of the world. Little did I know the city would teach me more than I had to teach it.
Montreal is a magnificent place to be an artist or a musician or a passionate spirit for that matter. There is a certain acknowledgement here for people with hunger for creation and expression: everybody seems to be doing something cool and creative. The city’s populace is very educated and there is a lot of respect for the arts. There is a big invisible welcome sign here for anyone who wants to be a part of the local culture scene and donate her/his piece of mind and heart. For me, this city simply rocks: it is big yet feels like a little home town, there are different areas each of which has its own magic and flavor: no matter what your style is you will be able to find a friend and someone who will know exactly what you mean and how to take it to the next level.
Some cities are very fast, others are super slow, some have a massive industry and some have none at all. Montreal is just in the middle of all of this: nothing too fancy or too cheap; no big heroes or rock stars, but everyone is shinning with their own special light. People here seem to love what they do and they don’t mind sharing that experience and welcome you into their lives.
My art and music here has moved much faster than anywhere else I have lived before, maybe it’s because I feel as if I am swimming in a steady stream with friendly fishes around me, maybe it’s because I don’t need to fight for everything with my teeth bared or maybe it’s simply because it’s so freaking cold I turn into a productive zombie-mean-machine for half of the year. But don’t let the cold fool you, once it’s sunny Montreal turns into a non-stop festival town with one after the other throughout the entire summer, art, music and cultural events that would please every creative soul.
This city has a drive, some kind of a magnetic force and it mostly comes from the people who live and work in it, there is a sense of community and well-being here and for me it’s exactly what I need in my life at the moment. I want to create and share more here than anywhere else. I feel that I am learning everyday something new and that this city is welcoming me for whomever I may be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all peaches and cream. Lots of people here can barely pay the rent (including myself), but at least here I don’t feel alone or as if the walls around me are caving in. There is a sense of space here and no one is breathing down your neck.
Bottom line is that Montreal is a fantastic little mega city that embraces culture and socially creative human beings. You will definitely be inspired here to do something powerful with your life or just take a breather from all the madness around this sweet beautiful island. Every day that passes here I realize more that I am falling deeply in love with this place and I am not even close to figuring out why.
By the way, this is my 3rd time exposing in the magazine, if you want to see the other pieces just click on these links!
Street Art piece with Snir & Ronit Rozensal:
Sound and Visual installation with Ilan Green and myself: