This composition focuses on domestic violence and recovery through pain management and healing, in response to the work of philosopher Laureen Park. Watch Chunhyang, a dialogue featuring violinist and composer Ittai Shapira in conversation with neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, Laureen Park, and anthropologist Natasha Zaretsky (2017).
Ittai Shapira discusses the inspiration for Sephardic Journeys in dialogue with neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, philosopher Laureen Park, and anthropologist Natasha Zaretsky (2017). Here, we see a focus on healing by integrating our similarities and differences through a dynamic musical thread.
In conjunction with the premiere of the The Ethics at Carnegie Hall (2015), the video "The Ethics: Building the Next Generation of Holocaust Memory through Identity and Empathy" chronicles a dialogue between Ittai Shapira and architect Daniel Libeskind about the the connection between music, the arts, and memory (moderated by Natasha Zaretsky).
As part of the ongoing collaboration for Midnight's Children, see this discussion at the Soho House (2016), with Ittai Shapira in conversation with Sir Salman Rushdie and artist Alexander Klingspor.
The Ethics: A selected clip from a performance in Washington, DC, with Choral Arts Washington, hosted by American University (April 9, 2016), fearing Movement 2, "A Waltz with Fate". Also, see the performance at the Florida Holocaust Museum, at the Annual Gala, "To Life!" (February 2016).