Ilya Ziblat Shay is a composer, improviser, and researcher.
His works combine notation (in various forms and shapes in the range between open and structured), free improvisation, and interactive live-electronics systems. Ilya plays the double bass, and feels at home in both composed and improvised environments. Active as a researcher, he draws on his mixed musical practice in order to question existing artistic conventions and to draw attention to the relationship between musicians and the world surrounding them.
After graduating from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Ilya completed a PhD at Leiden University. He lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.