Asaf Avidan Asia Experimental Music / Fusion Pop & Pop-Rock

POP: (Video) Asaf Avidan – Anagnorisis (2020)

Israel, Asia | July 2020

We will just re-post the words of Asaf from the description of the video, as they perfectly summarize the experience of listening to this song:

Coined by Aristotle, Anagnorisis is a literary term for the ultimate moment of revelation of a character. That moment, which through the unveiling of a previously hidden element of a story’s plot, the character is confronted by his or her true identity. Anticipating my 40th birthday, I found myself taking the time away from the stage and burrowing down into my own self, looking for new ways to understand and capture who I am. But the more I dug deep, the more the nebula was intangible.

Moving, mutating… every time I grabbed it and penciled it down, it would already change and turn into something else. As an artist it was devastating. To not be able to “capture” something precise. As a human, it was challenging but intoxicating. All the feelings, and stories and deep archetypes in me were all interwoven into a complex, abstract, ever-changing cloud.

Trying to capture it would be destined for failure. Still… regardless of the impossibility… I felt the need to try to portray this landscape. This is “Anagnorisis”.

Asaf Avidan, Youtube Video Description

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