Sivan Arbel, Broken Lines Release Show

June 16, ShapeShifter Lab

Vocalist and composer Sivan Arbel presents her debut album 'Broken Lines' at ShapeShifter Lab, located at 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, June 16 at 9pm. The cover is $10. 

Born and raised in Israel, Sivan Arbel studied in Dublin, Ireland before moving to New York City, where she currently resides. Accompanied by a collective of international musicians, Sivan's multicultural journey shines through over the course of "Broken Lines". "The sound of this album is inspired by all of the people I have encountered and the experiences I have had along my journey," says Sivan, "..."Broken Lines" personifies the journey of an organic musician." 

Six of the seven tracks are original compositions and each one tells a unique and compelling story with each lyric carefully crafted and bolstered by the musical current below it. "Every note I sing and lyric I write has enormous meaning behind it," she says. The deeply personal nature of the album is evident on "Analysis", which highlights its emotional lyrics over dreamy arpeggios to cacophony, on the sweeping dedication to her father, "For Aba", and on the driving "Open My Tube of Art". On the Miles Davis-Bill Evans opus "Blue and Green" her creativity as an improviser and arranger is on full display. 

Sivan Arbel - voice/compositions
Shai Portugaly - piano
Jeff Koch - bass
Yogev Gabay - drums
Ron Warburg - trumpet
Matt La Von - alto sax
Ori Jacobson - tenor sax