An interesting class discussion on the initial failed attempts to create an Opera house in Palestine before 1948, and on the current status of the Israeli Opera, led to working on a phenomenology of musical production in Israel, today and throughout its history. Below is my “wordle” with the list (almost 30 “agents” of musical productions!) that emerged from class discussion.

Agents of Musical Production in Israel

  1. SCHOOL
  2. ARMY
  3. RADIO
  4. ORCHESTRA
  5. CHURCH
  6. SYNAGOGUE
  7. TV
  8. HOME
  9. FAMILY
  10. RECORDING INDUSTRY
  11. OPERA HOUSE
  12. COMMUNAL SINGING
  13. MOVIE INDUSTRY
  14. MINISTRY FOREIGN AFFAIRS
  15. INTERNET
  16. KIBBUTZ
  17. COPYRIGHT LAW INSTITUTIONS
  18. TRADE UNION
  19. PRINTING HOUSES
  20. THEATERS
  21. CLUBS, CABARETS, CAFES
  22. FESTIVALS
  23. VENDORS
  24. WEDDING
  25. RABBINIC SCHOOLS
  26. MOSQUES
  27. TRANSNATIONAL AGENCIES
  28. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURERS
  29. DANCE COMPANIES
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