Ilya Ziblat is a composer and performer based in the Netherlands. His work integrates composition and improvisation using a combination of instruments and live electronics. Through interdisciplinary collaborations involving text, dance, visual and video art, he explores new means of expression beyond the purely musical. Ilya plays contrabass and bass guitar both as an improviser and as a performer of composed repertoire.
After studying composition and contrabass in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv University) he moved to the Netherlands, obtaining his Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He is currently finishing a PhD in artistic research (Leiden University).