Ilya Ziblat is a composer, performer, and researcher. Ilya’s practice draws on a wide range of influences and traditions, from avant-garde to experimental music to free improvisation. His works are often open, and combine open notation or other forms of guided improvisation for musicians with interactive live-electronics systems. As a computer musician Ilya’s work extends his interest in improvisation, and by developing and playing computer systems that can function both interactively and autonomously he tries to generate a musical dialogue between the computer and human musicians. He often works with signal processing, and in particular speech signal processing. As a researcher, he draws on his musical practice in order to re-evaluate existing artistic conventions and to underline the relationship between musicians and the world surrounding them.
After graduating from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, he complete his PhD at Leiden University, The Netherlands.