July 10, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Worms

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve\'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

June 16, 2016Protest Song and Social Change (ICPSong’16)

I'll be presenting a new paper at the International Conference Protest Song and Social Change (ICPSong’16) in Lisbon, Portugal. Below is the abstract.

MUSIC AND PROTEST ONLINE AT THE AGE OF COLLECT IT ALL (ABSTRACT)

With the Bundestag and German flag in the background, wearing a typical monochrome lavender suit, Angela Merkel dances to the beats of a fierce rap she delivers, snarlingly judging Greece’s plea for debt relief.

This mash of Eurovision glamour, reality-TV trashiness, and Battle-Rap bravado, could only take place in the work of Melbourne-based duo Giordano Nanni and Hugo Farrant. As “Juice Rap News", they have been expressing sophisticated social critique on issues of global import in the format of short, catchy, rapped news broadcasts since 2009. Yet if until a decade ago Internet’s potential for free(r) expression, easier dissemination of ideas, and a more equitable access to knowledge was taken for granted, today multinational corporations and their ally governments are clamping down on these virtual vestiges of freedom. Drawing on multiple disciplines, including Media Studies, Network Culture, Musical Analysis, as well as interviews with artists, this paper examines how JRN, Frank Lopez, and other artists like them operate under the virtual panopticon erected to “collect-it-all", a structure which Edward Snowden helped expose. I argue their activity generates valuable, subversive sites of online resistance expanding and pushing against these anti-democratic trends and, using musical analysis and theory, I show how music is used as a powerful rhetorical and affective device. Further, I claim that music is no background ornament in this work but its core. Music’s power that is harnessed by these artists is nothing less than its potential to transform people’s consciousness, or, as put by Lopez, “music is the key to people’s hearts".

June 07, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Synagoge Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin (PL)

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve\'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

June 06, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Synagoge Kazimierz Dolny (PL)

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve\'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

June 05, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Renaissance-Synagoge Zamosc (PL)

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve\'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

June 02, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Warschau (PL)

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve\'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

May 28, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Ichenhausen

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

May 27, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Binswangen

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

May 25, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Kippenheim

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

May 24, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Heisfarth

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

May 09, 2016Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residence

For most of May I will be in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a recipient of an Eric M. and S. Philip Heiner Endowed Fellowship.

May 03, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Erfurt

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

April 14, 2016Premiere by Sezi Seskir

The premiere of a new work for piano and electronics commissioned by Sezi Seskir for Bucknell University's Composer Residency Series

April 07, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Köln

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

April 03, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Essen

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

March 31, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT: Berlin

Music by living Jewish composers (Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself) performed in places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues across Germany and Poland.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please follow the link.

March 11, 2016ORTE/MEKOMOT

Music by living Jewish composers performed in dozens of places (Orte/Mekomot) that were formerly synagogues, all across Germany and Poland. Concert venues include Dresden, Berlin, Köln as well as many smaller rural locations. Music by Sarah Nemtsov, Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari, Amir Shpilman, Eres Holz and myself.

My own piece, Galut ve'Shiva (Exile and Return) brings to these sites -- that stand as warning signs the destructive danger of racism -- the current refugee crisis and asks to reflect on how racism operates as an organizing force in our societies today.

For more details and an updated list of concerts please click on the link.

June 01, 2015presence-virtuality, politically motivated music for percussion and electronics

A new version of Shifting Skins, for percussion solo and electronics, will be performed by Martin Lorenz and Hadas Peery together with music by Hadas Peery, Adam Maor, Thomas Kessler, Wolfgang Heinigerin.

20:30 Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem

May 30, 2015presence-virtuality, politically motivated music for percussion and electronics

A new version of Shifting Skins, for percussion solo and electronics, will be performed by Martin Lorenz and Hadas Peery together with music by Hadas Peery, Adam Maor, Thomas Kessler, Wolfgang Heinigerin.

21:00 at Ha'teva, Jerusalem blvd 19, Jaffa

May 28, 2015Talk at Central Washington University

Composer Talk at Central Washington University Music Department, 11:00 am.

May 08, 2015Presence-virtuality, politically motivated music for percussion and electronics

A new version of Shifting Skins, for percussion solo and electronics, will be performed by Martin Lorenz and Hadas Peery together with music by Hadas Peery, Adam Maor, Thomas Kessler, Wolfgang Heinigerin.

Zürich: 8.5, 20h30, Kunstraum Walcheturm

May 07, 2015Presence-virtuality, politically motivated music for percussion and electronics

A new version of Shifting Skins, for percussion solo and electronics, will be performed by Martin Lorenz and Hadas Peery together with music by Hadas Peery, Adam Maor, Thomas Kessler, Wolfgang Heinigerin.

Geneva: 7.5, 20h30, Usine Kugler

March 27, 2015this useless tool, this folded flower

An evening long theater-based movement performance, part one of three planned (Creator and performer: Enrico D. Wey). Premiere at New York's Abrons Arts Center, March 27th and 28th, and in Portland, OR on the 31st.

February 16, 2015Talk at Stony Brook University

A presentation of my work and discussion of composition, teaching and activism as part of Ben Tausig's graduate seminar on Music and contemporary protest movements.

December 31, 2014Kylwiria, the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet at Stricker

The excellent Tel Aviv Wind Quintet revisiting a piece I wrote for them in 2010, in a concert which also includes the works of Israeli composers (TBA).

December 28, 2014Clockwork doll in the Aviv Competition

Flutist Jonathan Weiss, Aviv Competitions in the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art

November 26, 2014TBILISI 2014: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC EVENINGS

Meitar Ensemble performs in Tbilisi, Georgia, including Roy Amotz's performance my Clockwork Doll. 7 pm In the Recital Hall of Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

November 13, 2014Lost and Found at State of Origin

a live improvisation I recorded with my collaborator Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari (Lost and Found) was selected to be part of the exhibition State of Origin at Unit24 Gallery in London, running from November 13th until December 9th (see attached link). In the improvisation we played together with a field recording of a protest of Kurdish demonstrators in Berlin.

November 09, 2014The Cat Saved My Life on Hawaii Public Radio

Selections from The Cat Saved My Life will be featured on Singing and other Sins, on Hawaii Public Radio at 7:00 pm (Hawaii time), and streamed online

November 07, 2014Beethoven Souvenirs Radio premiere

Beethoven Souvenirs and an interview with me on the Radio Ben Tchumi at 10:00 am. Elad Uzan's show will also feature works by Yinam Leef and other young Israeli composers.

November 06, 2014Beethoven Souvenirs Radio premiere

Beethoven Souvenirs and an interview with me on Kol Hamusika at 6:00 pm. Elad Uzan's show will also feature works by Yinam Leef and other young Israeli composers.

September 13, 2014A Clockwork Doll in Bad Saarow

Roy Amotz, solo flute, in his recital in Bad Saarow (Berlin area)

August 05, 2014The more art is supported, the worse it is for it

I will be one of the discussants at the Darmstadt Forum Panel, curated by Ashley Fure and Steven Kazuo Takasugi.

Forum #2: “The more art is supported, the worse it is for it." Eduard Steuermann curated by Martin Hiendl. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10.00-12.00: Lecture Venue, Bessunger Knabenschule.
Pro: Amit Gilutz, Matthias Engler, Martin Hiendl
Con: Patricia Alessandrini, Annesley Black, Ray Evanoff

July 02, 2014Miscellaneous Romance no.3

Miscellaneous Romance no.3 will be premiered by Donatienne Michel-Dansac and Lionel Peintre, as part of the In Vivo Theater workshop led by Georges Aperghis at IRCAM's 2014 ManiFeste.

May 19, 2014Beethoven Souvenirs, American premiere at Ithaca's Mayfest

American Premiere of the piano quartet Beethoven Souvenirs, at Ithaca's Mayfest Festival (Xak Bjerken and Miri Yampolsky, Artistic Directors)

April 30, 2014Presentation at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik

I will be presenting recent work at the weekly composition seminar at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover. All are invited!

April 05, 2014Heidelberger Frühling Academy closing concert

I'm looking forward to participating in the Heidleberger Frühling Akademie, directed by Matthias Pintscher, during which a new piano quartet will be premiered, titled Beethoven Souvenirs. In the concert on April 5th four new works will be performed by myself, Anthony Cheung, Patricia Alessandrini and Matthew Branson.

April 03, 2014Workshop open to the public at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival and premiere

A workshop open to the public in which I will present my work, and specifically the new piano quartet Beethoven Souvenirs, which will be premiered later in the same day.

April 03, 2014Beethoven Souvenirs Premiere

As part of the 2014 Heidelberger Frühling Academy.

April 01, 2014Sounds of Protest

I am happy to have received the Don M. Randel Teaching Fellowship for the school year 2014-2015, to design and teach a course of my choosing.

Here is the course description:
This course focuses on the sounds of protest (the musics, noises, chants, songs, speeches, soundtracks, music videos and dances) that emerge from contemporary socio-political struggles such as the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the Arab Spring, Indigenous struggles, environmentalist campaigns and others. We will read and discuss texts by composers, aestheticians, political thinkers and activists. We will look at a wide array of audiovisual materials as case studies, analyzing their affects as well as their effectiveness, with case studies ranging from practices such as the “human megaphone," through music intended for concert hall performance, to performance-protests staged by the bands like Pussy Riot. We will consider the ways documentation (or alternatively, witnessing) itself operates as a form of musical and political expression. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music and sound and put a special emphasis on the production of creative work. Prior knowledge in music and composition is welcome but not necessary.

March 30, 2014Vision of Sound Festival

Shifting Skins, choreography by Audrey Lane Ellis, as part of Vision of Sound Festival.
Other pieces by Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

Oswego, NY (details TBA)

March 29, 2014Vision of Sound Festival

Shifting Skins, choreography by Audrey Lane Ellis, as part of Vision of Sound Festival.
Other pieces by Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

New York City (details TBA)

March 25, 2014Meeting with Georges Aperghis and the team of IRCAM's In Vivo Theater 2014

Meeting in Paris with the team and participants of In Vivo Theater, as part of IRCAM's ManiFeste 2014. We will prepare for the workshop in June, where I will be presenting Miscellaneous Romance no.3, to be premiered by Donatienne Michel-Dansac and Lionel Peintre.

March 23, 2014Vision of Sound Festival

Shifting Skins, choreography by Audrey Lane Ellis, as part of Vision of Sound Festival.
Other pieces by Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

Carrier Theater, Civic Center, Syracuse

March 22, 2014Vision of Sound Festival

Shifting Skins, choreography by Audrey Lane Ellis, as part of Vision of Sound Festival.
Other pieces by Ted Goldman, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, and Steven Stucky.

Hochstein School Auditorium, Rochester, NY

March 19, 2014Presentation at the Bogliasco Study Center

An informal presentation of my recent work to the fellows at the Bogliasco Study Center, Bogliasco, Italy, where I am currently in residence.

March 10, 2014Bogliasco Fellowship

A residency at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy.

October 03, 2013Miscellaneous Romance no.2

The Miscellaneous Romance Project was selected through the Platypus Ensemble Call for Scores, and I have made a second version, using texts selected from the Viennese cyberspace. And instead of Frank Sinatra I have used Schubert's Serenade. The are many other exciting concerts in the Young Composers Marathon in which this project is included.

October 01, 2013Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium

Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium for 2013-2014 academic year.

September 07, 2013Gaudeamus Prize nomination

I feel so honored to have my piece The Task of Interpretation (a counterpoint to Edward Said) nominated for the 2013 Gaudeamus Prize. The Festival will take place in September 2013 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The piece will be performed by the DoelenKwartet and Gending Ensemble.

July 20, 2013Storm's Morrow at the 2013 USA Harp Competition

Storm's Morrow will be featured at the 2013 USA International Harp Competition, in a performance presenting 6 works by composers who made it to the final stage of the Composition Competition (won by Benjamin Attahir). July 10th-20th, Bloomington, Indiana (exact date TBA)

June 30, 2013Centre Pompidou debut

Premiere of Shifting Skins, a piece for percussion and electronics in collaboration with choreographers Mark Lorimer and Clinton Stringer and artist Michal Samama, as part of the "In Vivo Danse" (Manifeste/Ircam)

June 06, 2013Brian M. Israel Prize 2013

The New York Federation of Music Clubs Israel Prize for The Cat Saved My Life

May 16, 2013Recording with Annie Lewandowski

I spent the better part of the day in the studio with Annie Lewandowski recording a few of her improvised piano solo versions of Miscellaneous Romance no.1. Annie is amazing and if you don't know her work you should check her out. It was a real treat and a unique experience and I hope to share these recordings shortly.

April 30, 2013These Autumn Days in Seoul, Korea

These Autumn Days... (2005), 2013 ACl-Korea International Conference & Festival, Naaman Wagner, piano

April 13, 2013Men of Israel

I'm so exited to have a stage like this for my collaboration with Shaka McGlotten: we will present our multimedia project - a hacking of Michael Lucas’s 'Men of Israel', a 2009 Porn hit - at the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in New-York. Keynote speakers are Judith Butler, Jasbir Puar, Rabih Alameddine, Haneen MaiKey (!!)

April 03, 2013Margarita Timoshin, A Clockwork Doll

Flutist Margarita Timoshin, A Clockwork Doll (2007), for solo flute, will be one of the short contemporary works intercepted with Bach's Partita.
Tel-Aviv Music Academy, 7:30.

April 01, 2013First prize in "Europe in the World" Competition

I received the first prize in the Graduate Student category for the Task of Interpretation (a counterpoint to Edward Said). The competition was sponsored by the Cornell University Library and the Cornell Institute for European Studies.

I feel especially happy about this prize since the jury all consisted of professors from departments other than music. Being able to resonate with people who are not professional musicians is tremendously gratifying.

March 16, 2013Margarita Timoshin, A Clockwork Doll

Flutist Margarita Timoshin, A Clockwork Doll (2007), for solo flute, as part of her solo recital "I Want To Fly Solo Tonight", of Meitar Ensemble's Tedarim Project.
Stricker Conservatory, Tel-Aviv 8:00

March 11, 2013Workshop with Brussels with Thierry De Mey

Even though this trip was kicked off by the unpleasant experience of arriving to the airport without my passport (don't try it!), I eventually made it to Brussels and had a wonderful time starting to work on a collaboration with Mark Lorimer and Clinton Stringer to be performed in Paris this summer. I'm very excited to continue the work on this piece with the mentorship of Thierry De Mey.

January 26, 2013Great Noise Ensemble to perform The Cat Saved My Life

The Cat Saved My Life was selected for performance by Great Noise Ensemble at the 2013 New Voices @ CUA - A festival of new vocal music held at Washington D.C.

January 07, 2013Argumentum - live on the radio

Meitar Ensemble's string quartet, "16"; 2006 string quartet Argumentum in the Atnachta concert series in Jerusalem in a concert dedicated to the 2013 Aviv Competition winners. Broadcast live on the radio at 5:00 pm.

January 03, 2013Aviv Competition Prize

I'm happy and honored to have won the 2013 Aviv Competition in Composition and the Ensemble's selection prize. Thanks!

January 02, 2013Aviv Competition, final stage

Argumentum (2006), for string quartet, performed by 16 at the final stage of the Aviv Competition at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.

December 22, 2012While We Danced - world premiere

I am very excited to be working on a Flute Concerto for Roy Amotz, which will be performed in the next season of the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble with their Music Director Barak Tal. The concerts will take place on December 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2012 in Haifa, Tel-Aviv and Kfar Shmariyahu respectively. This commission is supported by The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

November 27, 2012motets old and new

Under my direction the Cornell Chamber Singers in collaboration with Cornell's Baroque Orchestra, Les Petits Violons (Mathieu Langlois, director), performed a program of motets by Bach, Delalande, Poulenc and Vivier.

November 24, 2012A Clockwork Doll in Berlin

Meitar Ensemble, A Clockwork Doll (from The Cat Saved My Life), Zeitkunst Festival (Berlin) which explores connections between contemporary music and literature.

November 20, 2012The Cat Saved My Life in Berlin

The Cat Saved My Life, German premiere at the BKA Theater in Berlin. Ensemble Meitar with Tehila Nini Goldstein.

November 16, 2012A Clockwork Doll in Tel-Aviv

Meitar Ensemble, A Clockwork Doll (from The Cat Saved My Life), embarking their German-Russian tour with the same program. Stricker Conservatory, Tel-Aviv

October 28, 2012Look and Listen Festival

I conducted a vocal ensemble performing madrigals by Monteverdi and the world premieres of works by composers Nicco Athens and Tonia Ko as part of this year's edition of the Look and Listen Festival at the Johnson Museum of Art.

October 18, 2012Sun River Prize

I was delighted and honored to hear that I was awarded the 2012 Sun River Prize for student composition competition (Chengdu, China), for Tslila, originally commissioned by the Israeli Chamber Project.

October 16, 2012ACL Festival 2012

Naaman Wagner performed "These Autumn Days..." in his piano recital of Asian Music at the Felicia Blumenthal Music Center in Tel-Aviv. I originally composed this piece and dedicated it to him back in 2005

August 30, 2012A Clockwork Doll at InnerSound 2012, Bucharest

Clockwork Doll, for solo flute, was performed by Ana Chifu at the 2012 International New Arts Festival InnerSound in Bucharest, Romania

August 23, 2012Scores available for purchase online

My scores are now available for purchase online (as hard copy or PDF) through BabelScores®, a competitive online platform based in France, which allows to easily search and preview contemporary music.

July 15, 2012The Cat Saved My Life recorded

I spent four very enjoyable days with Ensemble Meitar and Ayelet Amots-Avramson, during the recordings of my Dalia Ravikovitch book of songs, The Cat Saved My Life, at the Jerusalem Music Center.

June 16, 2012Storm's Morrow in Sivan Magen's solo recital

It was nice to go back a few years and hear Sivan's ever sensitive and precise interpretation of this piece which I composed for him six years ago for the International Harp Contest in Israel.

June 10, 2012The Cat Saved My Life, NYC premiere

Selections from The Cat Saved My Life were sung by Judith Kellock, Ivy Walz and the Horszowski Trio, in a Gay Pride concert in New York, together with works by Ned Rorem and my colleague Zachary Wadsworth, on June 10th 2012.

June 07, 2012Featured in a two hour radio show

I was hosted by Zmira Lutzky in the Israeli Classical Music radio channel in a two hour program which included an interview and a lot of music from the last few years.

May 23, 2012World premiere in Vienna

Amol iz geven a mayse ("once upon a time") - A double concerto for Clarinet, Violin and ensemble, was premiered at the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, by Barbara Lueneburg, Thomas Schön and Ensemble Reconsil conducted by Roland Freisitzer. It was a great joy and privilege to take part in this wonderful ensemble's 10 year jubilee!

May 11, 2012Argento Ensemble to perform Miscellaneous Romance no.1

The Argento Ensemble performed Miscellaneous Romance no.1 as part of the conference Music: Cognition, Technology, Society held at Cornell University. What a great privilege to have two performances of the same piece by such great musicians in such a short time!

May 08, 2012Lamento della Gaga

Cornell's Chamber Singers and John Rowehl beautifully performed my arrangement to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, set as a 17th century madrigal. This concluded a concert of love madrigals by Gesualdo, Monteverdi and English composers. It was great fun to work with the group and to be able to interact in this way with the audience!

May 06, 2012Co-conducting Taylan Cihan's An

I will be co-conducting my colleague's new orchestral piece which calls for three (!) conductors, electronics and a solo accordion played by Annie Lewandowski. The piece beautifully utilizes the space as the different groups are located around the audience and it is a tribute to Pauline Oliveros who visited Cornell a few weeks ago as part of her 80th birthday celebrations.

May 02, 2012first collaboration with CAGE

CAGE (Cornell Avantgarde Ensemble) recorded a few versions of my Miscellaneous Romance no.1.
I was lucky to have Per Bloland in town that day who contributed a lot to the session!

April 20, 2012this is not a march featured in Hadas Reshef's "Venus"

The collaboration with visual artist Hadas Reshef had gone out of the concert hall and into the gallery. This time my piece is accompanying her wonderfully creative and colorful video art. Hadas's solo show, Venus, is presented in Gallery Alfred in Haifa, for five days.

April 18, 2012the task of interpretation (a counterpoint to Edward Said) for String Quartet and Gamelan instruments

The Momenta Quartet was in residency and performed 'the task of interpretation', a new piece for Quartet and Gamelan instruments, which incorporates recordings of Edward Said, together with works by my colleagues Jesse Jones and Peying Yuan. It was great fun to work with such talented and open minded musicians!

April 15, 2012Talea Ensemble premieres Miscellaneous Romance no.1

Talea Ensemble visited Cornell, and will premiered my Miscellaneous Romance no.1, a first in a series of pieces drawing on texts from online personal adds.

April 11, 2012Playing my colleagues works

I played the piano part in two beautiful ensemble pieces by Peter Fahey. It was great fun to take part in the music of a colleague who's development I've been following so closely in the last few years.

March 03, 2012this is not a march, world premiere at the CBDNA conference

The Cornell Wind Ensemble, led by their conductor Cynthia Johnston Turner, premiered my new work titled this is not a march, at the CBDNA conference in Pennsylvania. The following day the same program was performed in Baily Hall on Cornell Campus. This work for Wind Ensemble and electronics is based on a military march and refracts the relationship between the ensemble and its militaristic history. It is accompanied by a video of visual artist Hadas Reshef.

February 23, 2012Storm's Morrow in Sivan Magen's Distinguished Artist Recital

Harpist Sivan Magen performed a recital at the Distinguished Artist Series at Gardner-Webb University's Blanton Auditorium, which included my Storm's Morrow among many other goodies. I couldn't be there but I'm sure it was great!

January 16, 2012Kylwiria, the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet at Etnachta

The Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet beautifully performed Kylwiria, a piece written for them, at the Etnachta concerts series which is broadcasted live on Kol-Hamusika

December 03, 2011Tslila performed in Taiwan

Tslila, commissioned by the Israeli Chamber Project, was selected for performance at the 29th Asian League of Composers Conference and Festival in Taiwan

November 03, 2011Percussion piece choreographed

And I'll Beat My Own Drum, for percussion solo, was performed by When Notes Fly, accompanied with a very beautiful shadow-play choreography

October 30, 2011Look and Listen at the Johnson Museum

The awesome bass-clarinet duo Sqwonk premiered my Walking Man at the Johnson Museum of Art, next to Giacometti's Walking Man as part of the Look and Listen events.

October 26, 2011DMA recital, shared with Jesse Jones

This was a very meaningful night for me, not least because I shared this recital with Jesse Jones, a wonderful composer and colleague. My part included the performances of Improvisation for clarinet and prepared piano, sensitively performed by Richard Faria and Annie Lewandowski, a brilliant performance of And I'll Beat My Own Drum by Tim Feeny, and the first ever full performance of The Cat Saved My Life, beautifully sung by Judith Kellock, Ivy Walz, and students from Judith's studio, with myself conducting an ensemble made of Cornell and Ithaca College faculty.

October 01, 2011Argento at La Maison Francaise

Members of the Argento Ensemble gave a mesmerizing performance of my Improvisation for clarinet and prepared piano in this concert which also included works by Joshua Fineberg, Fabien Lévy, Richard Carrick, Michel Galante and Tristan Murail.

July 29, 2011Storm's Morrow

Jennifer Swartz performed 'Storm's Morrow', six pieces for harp after Haiku poems, at the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Canada

July 26, 2011The Cat Saved My Life in Kfar Blum

Meitar Ensemble performed selections from The Cat Saved My Life at the Kol Hamusika Festival in Kfar Blum

July 09, 2011World premiere at Tzlil Meudcan Festival

Bass clarinet Duo Stump-Linshalm premiered my 'in progress...' for two bass at the 2011 Tzlil Meudcan Festival, which was preceeded by a workshop in which I studied with Chaya Czernowin and Steven Takasugi

June 04, 2011Kylwiria, world premiere

The Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet commissioned and premiered 'Kylwiria', in a terrific concert at Hateva in Jaffa, Israel

June 03, 2011Tslila, Israeli Premiere

The amazing Israeli Chamber Project gave the Israeli premiere of Tslila, with concerts in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Be'er-Sheva, and other cities.

May 07, 2011The Cat Saved My Life with Eran Zur

The Cat Saved My Life was performed by Ensemble Meitar with a special guest, rock star Eran Zur, who read poetry by Dalia Ravikovitch in between the musical numbers

April 09, 2011Tslila, premiere of 14 instrument version

The Cornell Festival Chamber Orchestra led by Cynthia Johnston Turner premiered a new 14-instrument version of Tslila, originally commissioned by the Israeli Chamber Project and written for an ensemble of five instruments

April 09, 2011Storm's Morrow, Canadian premiere

Montreal Symphony Harpist Jennifer Swartz performed Storm's Morrow at her recital in Ottawa, Canada

April 07, 2011The Cat Saved My Life in Amsterdam

Selections from The Cat Saved My Life were performed in Amsterdam by Wild Blossom Ensemble

March 06, 2011Argento at Cornell

Members of the Argento Ensemble gave the American premiere of my Improvisation for clarinet and prepared piano, which was originally premiered by Argento's Carol McGonnel at Fontainebleau, France. Carol's playing is pure magic and it was great to have a chance to hear my music performed by her again!

March 03, 2011Storm's Morrow in Taiwan

Storm's Morrow was performed by Liu Chung-Yu in her recital in Taipei, Taiwan. Her beautiful playing was coupled by her beautiful recitation of the Haiku poetry in Mandarin!

February 11, 2011Tslila in San-Francisco

The Israeli Chamber Project premiered the recently commissioned Tslila, for clarinet, violin, cello, harp and piano, in their US tour; at McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University

February 08, 2011Tslila in San-Francisco

The Israeli Chamber Project premiered the newly commissioned Tslila, for clarinet, harp, piano, violin and cello as part of their US tour; McKenna Theatre, San Francisco State University

February 04, 2011Tslila in Bargemusic

The Israeli Chamber Project premiered the recently commissioned Tslila, for clarinet, violin, cello, harp and piano, in their US tour; at Bargemusic, Brooklyn, New York

January 27, 2011Tslila at Symphony Space

The Israeli Chamber Project premiered the recently commissioned Tslila, for clarinet, violin, cello, harp and piano, in their US tour; at Symphony Space in New York City

January 23, 2011Tslila in San-Antonio

The Israeli Chamber Project premiered the recently commissioned Tslila, for clarinet, violin, cello, harp and piano, in their US tour; at McAllister Auditorium in San-Antonio, Texas

December 05, 2010The Cat Saved My Life in the Desert

Selection of The Cat Saved My Life were performed by Ensemble Meitar in the 13th Sounds in the Desert Festival

December 02, 2010Persian folk song arrangement

Folk singer Morin Nehedar performed the symphonic arrangement I wrote of a traditional Persian song, 'Hey Sarevan', at the 13th Sounds in the Desert Festival, and at the Henry Crown Theater in Jerusalem

November 18, 2010Persian Folk songs evening

Folk singer Morin Nehedar performed the symphonic arrangement I wrote of a traditional Persian song, 'Hey Sarevan', at the Henry Crown Theater in Jerusalem

November 14, 2010Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen

My orchestration to Schumann's Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen from Diechterliebe was performed by the Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Chris Kim, in a concert which included imaginative orchestrations to several of his songs by Steven Stucky and my colleagues at Cornell.

November 13, 2010The Cat Saved My Life in Stricker

Meitar Ensemble performed a selection of my book of Ravikovitch songs, The Cat Saved My Life, at the Chamber Music Series at Stricker, Tel-Aviv

November 13, 2010Performing Kurtag Duos

I performed piano duos by Kurtag together with my colleague Jesse Jones, in a concert which followed a wonderful masterclass with Marino Formenti. All the participants in this concert were students of Xak Bjerken. It was great to work on Kurtag with both these pianists, who worked with him in person.

November 08, 2010Zach Wadsworth premiere

I premiered my colleague Zach Wadsworth's beautiful piano prelude "Time... Suspended", composed after Ligeti's Arc-en-ciel, as part of his DMA recital.

October 07, 2010this is a good struggle sound premiered

my electronic piece "this is a good struggle sound", based on recordings all made in the kitchen, was premiered in a concert of Kevin Ernste's electroacoustic seminar

September 13, 2010And I'll Beat My Own Drum, World Premiere

Percussionist Lev Loftus commissioned me and four other young composers for this solo recital which he brilliantly delivered at the 13th Israeli Music Days Festival. The other composers featured on this concert were Matti Kovler, Yohanan Chendler, Gilad Hochmann and Dan Deutsch

June 24, 2010Safa Brura performed in Berlin

Safa Brura was performed by Ensemble Adapter and Manuel Nawri at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, as part of the project "DenkKlaenge - for Walter Benjamin", organized by Klangnetz Berlin.

June 20, 2010Safa Brura European premiere

Safa Brura was performed by Ensemble Adapter and Manuel Nawri at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Frankfurt, as part of the project "DenkKlaenge - for Walter Benjamin", organized by Klangnetz Berlin.

June 04, 2010Safa Brura Jerusalem concert

Safa Brura was performed by Ensemble Adapter and Manuel Nawri in the Music Center Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem, as part of the project "DenkKlaenge - for Walter Benjamin", organized by Klangnetz Berlin.

June 01, 2010Safa Brura premiered by Ensemble Adapter

Safa Brura was premiered by Ensemble Adapter and Manuel Nawri, as part of the project "DenkKlaenge - for Walter Benjamin", organized by Klangnetz Berlin. The first concert took place in the Felicia Blumenthal music center in Tel-Aviv.

December 22, 2009New songs from The Cat Saved My Life premiered

3 new songs and a new instrumental piece from the cycle The Cat Saved My Life were performed by Meitar Ensemble in a concert which concluded a masterclass workshop with Maestro Fabian Panisello, in Hateiva in Jaffa, Israel

September 23, 2009The Cat Saved My Life, Israeli Music Days

The Cat Saved My Life was performed at the Israeli Music Days Festival by Meitar Ensemble and soprano Tehila Nini-Goldstein

July 06, 20095 pieces for Bassoon and piano

Nadav Cohen and Naaman Wagner performed my 5 pieces which I composed as an undergrad at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, as part of Nadav's honors recital

May 25, 2009The Cat Saved My Life, Jerusalem concert

My Dalia Ravikovitch song cycle, commissioned and premiered by Israeli Meitar Ensemble was performed in the Music Center Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem, Israel

May 23, 2009The Cat Saved My Life, Tel-Aviv concert

My Dalia Ravikovitch song cycle, commissioned and premiered by Israeli Meitar Ensemble was performed in Hateiva in Jaffa, Israel

May 21, 2009The Cat Saved My Life, world premiere

My Dalia Ravikovitch song cycle, commissioned and premiered by Israeli Meitar Ensemble in Ra'anana Open University Concert Series

March 05, 2009Argumentum for string quartet, American Premiere

Argumentum, my first string quartet, received its American Premiere by the iO Quartet in a concert of the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players series

February 10, 2009These Autumn Days... American Premiere

these eight pieces for piano after Haiku poetry received their American premiere by Nimrod David Pfeffer at the Mannes College of Music Concert Hall, New York City

November 13, 2008White Darkness American Premiere

White Darkness received its American Premiere by the Lamont Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Lawrence Golan at the University of Denver.

November 02, 2008Traditional Music American Premiere

Traditional Music received its American Premiere by the Ossia Chamber Players in a concert of the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players series at Barnes Hall, Cornell University