FRAMED is a non profit organization offering monthly cultural events, combining a live music performance with an art exhibition.
Offering a space for social and cultural interaction, we aim to bring together a community of artists, musicians and their audience in an engaging experience at an intimate setting
The musicians we invite – each acclaimed in their field, from jazz, classical and opera to electronic, singer-songwriters, world music and more – are paired with a presentation by an exceptional visual artist or artist collective with works including painting, photography, drawing, installation art and more.
FRAMED derives its name from the frame of an artwork, yet for us it likewise signals a neutral spatial framework ready to accommodate a host of artistic expressions.
In choosing the artists and exhibits for each event – often made specifically for FRAMED and presented for the first time – we aim at a cross-pollination of the visual and auditory, both among the works featured and how they are experienced by the audience.
The engagement of audiences with the performance gives way to something elusive and hard to pin-down: In the space between performer, premises, visual art and those attending, there is a special experience that is time-specific yet memorable – something akin to inspiration, in that it encourages further creativity and openness to others.
While the events are presented in English, they feature a wealth of languages, among them Hebrew, German, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese and Dutch. A multi-lingual discourse is at the core of our project, as we’d like to reach out to myriad cultures – in the sense of spoken languages but no less as pertains musical expression and artistic practices. Rather than an obstacle, we see diversity as a pathway to greater contact and communication.
Our story begins with intimate shows and events at Yael’s own living room. After 14 magical events, we understood the demand and thirst of people to expose and interact with music, art and people. The next step was organizing monthly events, in unique locations that are carefully chosen to provide an engaging backdrop for the music and art on display: artists’ studios, private homes, industrial spaces and other non-conventional venues that contribute to a laid-back and friendly atmosphere.
Which eventually lead us to opening our very own CULTURAL SALON.
We are very excited and working hard on moving in and settling in our new home.
After two amazing years of different events in different locations, we understood exactly what kind of atmosphere we are looking to create in order to host our visitors and artists/musicians in an optimal way. Our vision is to have a true and open cultural salon where everyone can feel at home while being surrounded by new and heart opening culture.
Now that we have our own space, on top of FRAMED monthly events, we will be open during the day time for visitors and we’ll host a new series of “behind the scenes” events called FORMED.
We hope you will come visit, feel and absorb the energy, and join our community soon.
Yael Nachshon Levin, 38, born in Israel and lives in Berlin since 2016. Yael graduated from the New School University of Music – Jazz Vocal Program in NYC.
Yael is a singer, composer, music teacher, journalist (Berliner Zeitung) and producer. Yael is the initiator, manager and artistic director of FRAMED.
Ofir Dor, Israeli painter residing in Berlin. Since 2004 has been showing large-scale paintings in a lush expressiveness, depicting men and women in situations derived from a subliminal zone of dream, the occult and sexual fantasy. Ofir Dor is the visual art co-curator of FRAMED.
Haggai Cohen Milo, is a virtuoso of the bass and a pioneer of interdisciplinary improvisation and performance from Israel. Undercurrents of folkloric traditions, pervasive and poignant melodies and eclectic rhythms are characteristic to his distinctive style both in his playing and in his compositions. Haggai is the music co-curator of FRAMED.