“That’s your doing. Now in order to affect that doing I am going to recommend that you learn another doing… It may hook you to another doing and then you may realize that both doings are lies, unreal, and that to hinge yourself to either one is a waste of time, because the only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die. To arrive at that being is the note-doing of the self.”
Carlos Castaneda

Journey to Ixtlan

Ariel Shibolet


Ariel is one of the pillars of a small (but growing) group of improvisation musicians in Israel. He is the organizer of a monthly Meeting in Tel-Aviv (where I have also performed with Shahar) and is an inspiring musician whom I have also had the pleasure (and sometimes frustration – he likes very low light and the clicks of the camera are to him like an additional instrument in the space) of photographing numerous times. If you’ve never heard this kind of music (and I am guessing you probably haven’t) then free your mind. I invite you to listen, to really listen. Stop whatever it is you are doing, make a space in your heart, turn up the volume (though not too much) and then hit play.

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  • By Leadership | iamronen on March 24, 2009 at 2:16 am

    […] An example I keep returning to is jazz musicians from the 40’s and 50’s – who played to very small audiences (who appreciated their music) while the general public either did not know about them or refused to recognize them as musicians. Today these musicians and their music are insinuated into society & culture – to some they are symbols of greatness, to others just plain “standard” jazz, cultural status symbols, etc. In case your are thinking “yeah yeah”… I give you an opportunity to experience a modern day experience of this process – listen to Ariel Shibolet. […]

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