Panic Ensemble

“The Closer You Get:” An animated video clip for the band collective “Panic Ensemble.”

“Panic Ensemble” fuses rock kleyzmer, folk and world music, performed by a highly talented group of musicians and the enchanting voice of the unique Yael Krauss, whose image is the leading star of the video clip.

Roy Yarkoni, a composer for theatre and cinema, composed the music, collaborating with the poet Karen Alkalay-Gut, who wrote this text about obsession, anxiety and lust:

I created etchings, charcoal drawings, paper puppets, and six hands manipulated the images to tell the story.



the closer you get
the less you see
the more you become
the more you become me
the less you are

a lover
keep your distance
stay near

Karen Alkalay-Gut