this is a collection of sounds extracted from all of the video footage I took in Israel. all of the audio clips are playing simultaneously like an assemblage of sorts: having tea with the bedouins, describing to them how my granny made tea the same way, only with ice. birds in the desert. a bus ride to the train station. the sound of prayer i caught along the seashore coming from a mosque in jaffa. the voice of one of our teachers guiding us through class and the sound of our feet moving across the floor. my friend and i singing andrew bird’s tenuousness while watching the sunset at sea. singing and clapping drifting through the walls of a synagogue during a wedding near the center of tel aviv. children playing at a park in the neve tzedek neighborhood. the directors of the batsheva ensemble talking about gaga. biking through tel aviv. laying by the sea at night. ohad’s voice discussing the company’s upcoming tour to Basil after a recent bombing. the sound of my footsteps walking through old jaffa, the famous 5000 year old port. my keys shuffling as i opened the door and walked into my first apartment.