Yitzchak Fuchs

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Born In : Jerusalem, Israel
Web Site : www.yitzchakfuchs.com/

Yitzchak Fuchs (born July 13, 1954) is a singer, composer and songwriter. To date, Fuchs has released five albums. In addition to his music, he makes a living by being attached. Where his studio “Paamon V’rimon” alludes to his two occupations.

Isaac Fuchs was born to parents who survived the Holocaust in Petah Tikva. He studied at the Air Force Technical School, but left after a short time. Prior to his induction he worked as a lieutenant at Beilinson Hospital. Tried to get accepted into a military band, but when he was examined, Yossi Banai told him to come for another examination, and Fox refused. After the Yom Kippur War, Fuchs was discharged from the IDF and went on a quest for meaning in life. He left the world and went to work as a tractor engineer in the Golan Heights. Where he rediscovered himself and decided to immigrate to Jerusalem and repent. In Jerusalem he went to study at Yeshivat Or Sameach. Today Fox is a Breslav Hasid, married, father of children and lives in Safed.
The first and second album

During his visit to Jerusalem, Fuchs began to play at weddings. At first he played Hebrew songs, but later he began to compose original songs himself. His friends, who were enthusiastic about the songs, pressed him and went to the studio to record the songs. He recorded 10 songs in one night and released his first album, “Bano Together,” in 1955. The album was distributed by Fox himself in a flower shop he had, and many people who bought the record were enthusiastic about his uniqueness and spread the rumor among their friends. The first edition copies of the album.

About two years after the first album, Fox released another album called “Melech”. The second album was recorded in the same style of the first. In this album Fuchs introduced 11 new songs.

In the first two albums, Fox used a minimum of musical instruments and completely avoided using electronic effects. He accompanied himself with only a guitar.
The third album, the fourth and fifth album

After the second album Fox made a break of eighteen years until the third album. During those years he continued to appear before an audience, but did not publish any album. During this period Fuchs studied the art of goldsmithing and he began to work as a silversmith. In his work as a jeweler he was exposed to toxic substances and acids that caused his voice to be lost, just as he was about to record his third album. Although the doctors claimed his voice was lost forever, Fuchs persisted and began to cure his voice using various methods recommended by a nurse such as washing the face with water at every opportunity, and a sauna. After a while the voice came back, but it changed and became a special bass voice.

After the long period of silence, and after many entreaties of friends and admirers, Fuchs returned with his third album, “At that time.” In this album, Fox first recorded his songs with his new voice, the rough bass voice. Fox even gave in to the new music world – and agreed to add more instruments and mixes besides the guitar that accompanied him alone in the first albums. For the arrangements he is a member of the processor and violinist Gadi Pugatsh. Pugtsch wrote arrangements for songs and even played on the various instruments.

After the success of the album “Boeis Hahei” Fox released with a fourth album – “Sheerin V’Rachshin”. In this album, which was produced at the end of 5767, Fuchs returned to his old style and recorded the songs with minimal accompaniment and an emphasis on guitar accompaniment.

After recording the album “Sheerin and Rechshin,” Fuchs moved to New York, where he played at private events.

In time, he became known in the name of religious and Hasidic music and, following the pressure of many fans to record an album with up-to-date music, recorded his album “Mimamakim,” published in 2012. The album, which created high expectations among fans of Fox, turned out to be a musical pearl in terms of melodies and performance, as well as the very latest sound.

Fuchs was connected to music from childhood. He has been exposed to many musical styles: cantorial, Yiddish songs, Spanish music, Russian records, Chava Alberstein, Arik Einstein, Pink Floyd and more. However, he never connected to any of the styles, and his work is a free and original work. On his tunes, Fox relates that he never recorded a song as soon as he composed it. He always waits until the song attacks him again.

Fox plays various instruments such as accordion and flute, but most of his excellence is unique guitar playing. He learned the guitar playing at a young age (15) himself and developed a unique style.

In his records, Fox uses a wide variety of texts. Some of the songs, especially the first ones, were written by Fox himself. In the later albums Fuchs rarely used personal texts, and in the fourth album only one poem is written by him. Most of the texts are from the sources. Fox frequently uses non-standard sources for songs such as the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Babylonian Talmud, the Zohar, and more. The fourth album surprised Fuchs with a unique performance of words from “Tales” by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

Fox’s music encompasses a variety of audiences: ultra-Orthodox, religious and secular. One of his most prominent admirers is producer Dudu Elharar. In his weekly program on Army Radio, Elharar played Fox’s songs every week, making sure to announce early on: “Yitzhak Fox is the greatest of all.”

A month and a half before the death of Dan Ben Amotz, a mutual friend brought Yitzhak Fuchs to play Dan on his sickbed. Batya Apollo, who was the second wife of Dan Ben Amotz, told him on his sickbed: “It was not easy, because Dan did not like everything about religion and religion … We prepared Yitzhak for the expected response of I remember him singing very softly and very far away, as if from somewhere … I look at Dan, and I can read it, and I see he starts to get excited, and then Dan said to him, “Come on, come on, sing more loudly. I’m thinking that towards the end he brought him back, because this visit and the performance were in the pre-holiday period, and on that Yom Kippur, Dan fasted for the first time in his life And live in. It seems that subconsciously he somehow put it together “[1].

Batia Apollo said about Fox’s work in an interview with the Israeli newspaper “B’Sheva”: “There is no doubt that Isaac is very moving, and his singing is very internal, and I always hear him in the car and when I hitchhike to people – secular and religious. It takes time, but people ask in amazement “Who is this?”, “Where does it come from?” There used to be a time when I used to buy a lot of CDs, and to whom I’d like I’d tape a tape. It was important to me that every house have a tape of it … The songs are exciting, and go straight to the soul. Yitzhak Fox does not remind me of anyone else. Pure and original creation. For years I encouraged him on phones to continue to create new melodies. Fox is a very humble and very humble man. “[1] Apollo even sent a video to Naomi Shemer, and she liked the tape so much so that in preparation for the performances, she sang” We came together. ”

Regarding the illegal burning of music albums, Fox said in an interview for the weekly newsletter: “The burning is not burning for me, I hope more and more people will sting … I have an interest in my music being distributed, and this is my compliment.” [2]