Composer, sound artist, improviser, sound explorer and teacher.
At the root of all my works is an attempt to grasp some understanding about the nature of sound, its behavior, acoustic ways of organization, and its environmental and social roles. I am interested in uncovering and amplifying layers and musical patterns—hidden, inherent structures— which occur acoustically, as well as in an exploration of the ways in which the sonic phenomena meets the physiology of the ear and the psychology of listening. Often, my work incorporates a dimension of imaginary and speculative sonic worlds, on the line between crypto-zoology, crypto-botany and futuristic folklore.
Current fields of research and creative work include: prehistoric harmony, sonic taxonomy, sound as a museal exhibit, tuning systems, sonic botany, underwater sounds, field recordings and echo/resonance in musical, natural, political, and social contexts.
I completed a DMA in music composition from UC Santa Cruz, with a dissertation titled Persistence, Resistance, Resonance : a research and musical works exploring different connections between music and politics, from the rhythms of protest chants, to a series of site-specific pieces which call for active participation, challenging common musical hierarchies, and blurring the boundaries between composer, performer, and audience.
Currently resides in Haifa and teaches at the School of the Arts in Haifa University, Musrara School of Art and Society, and Sapir College.
Research fellow at the Morris-Kahn Marine research station, Charney School of Marine Sciences, Haifa University.
Co-artistic director/composer/performer at the Tel-Aviv based ensemble Musica Nova.