Ilya Ziblat

llya Ziblat

Ilya Ziblat is a composer, performer and researcher of experimental music and digital technologies.


His works combine interactive computer systems and live performance. He uses a hybrid set of digital and tools including audio synthesis, computer-human interaction, machine listening algorithms and creative coding, together with graphic and open notation, and playing the bass. Improvisation is a recurring thread in his work, inviting humans and/or computers to interact with real-time emergent musical structuring.


Ilya explores current world issues with a critical ear, searching for new means of expression that reach beyond musical aesthetics. Language, speech and the human voice are often used as material for real-time processing. His work aims to map social, political and techno-ethical questions as augmented musical narratives.    (‘Breathtaking mangled messes … a volatile document of a volatile time’, Jack Davidson, Noise Not Music).


Ilya regularly collaborates with musicians and ensembles. His works have been played on major stages and in festivals in Europe and other places. He holds a PhD from Leiden University, and lives and works in The Hague since 2005. He is a member of iii (instrument inventors) collective workspace.


  contact:   ziblatilya [at] gmail [dot] ccom