Bney Hama

 

Ohad Fishof and Ishay Adar met at the Jerusalem High-School for the Arts in the mid-eighties. In 1986, at the age of 17, with Fishof as a vocalist and both him and Adar on synthesizers, they founded the groundbreaking Nosei Hamigbaat (the Top Hat Carriers), with drummer Alon Cohen and Guitarist Tamir Albert. An unlikely post-punk experimental combo in a music culture rooted mostly in MOR rock, they played a major role in the emergence of a local musical counter-culture. Nosei Hamigbaat released two acclaimed albums during the five years of their existence. Since their demise in 1992, their long lasting influence on Israeli culture inspired documentaries, tribute events, academic papers and a novel.

After the break-up of the band, Fishof and Adar turned their separate ways: Fishof as a musician, a dancer and an artist; Adar as an electronic musician and film composer (among his latest work, the soundtrack for academy-award nominee "Beufort").

Over the years the two kept working tog...


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