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Ilya Ziblat is a composer-improviser, a bass player, and a researcher.


His works are hybrids of improvisation, notation, and interactive live-electronics systems. Ilya’s practice draws on a a wide range of influences and traditions, from avant-garde to experimental music to free improvisation. The encounters staged in his work invite the audience to witness the interaction between emergent situations and musical structures.


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. In 2019 he obtained a PhD degree from Leiden University with his thesis Between Freedom and Fixity: Artistic Reflections on Composition and Improvisation.