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Author: ilya

On the verge between acoustic and electronic, improvised and composed, Hatzatz ("gravel" in Hebrew) was an experimental trio, active between 2010-2013. The music was created through a collaborative working process and featured improvisation as much as pre-composed structures. Hatzatz often collaborated with visual artists (live...

[Untitled, 2012] is a composition for contrabass and electronics. The electronic sounds provide the role of accompaniment – a pre-composed “rhythm section” – and the bass player takes the lead role as the “soloist.” A pre-recorded soundtrack functions as a rhythmic grid into which the...

  In November 2012, Hatztaz released their first CD, which was recorded during a live concert at studio LOOS (in March 2012). The CD is available for download / order: http://hatzatz.bandcamp.com/ Recording & mixing - Arne Bock Mastering - Thilo Schaller Graphic Design - Inbal Kaplan-Harari     Release mini tour, with...

  Commissioned by ensemble Meitar. For fl. cl. vl. vla. vcl. pno. and live-electronics Premiere: 5 July 2012 Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, Israel (ensemble Meitar, cond. Guy Feder)     ...

For viola, contrabass, and electronics (computer and MIDI keyboard, played by a third musician). dur. 15′ Duration: 15' Premiere: 20 January 2011, Studio LOOS, the Hague   As suggested by the title (which could be translated from Spanish as: “mode of remembering, mode of forgetting”), MRMO deal with the limitations of...

for ensemble (cl, b.cl, hrn, 2perc, vl, vla, vcl, db) Duration: 9'  31 March 2010, Amsterdam conservatory, ASKO Ensemble, Bas Wiegers (cond.) Seven Different Ways of Getting Lost, a chamber music piece composed for the ASKO ensemble, was an early attempt to explicitly introduce flexibility into a written score. I was...

The work, for young string instrument players, was commissioned by conductor Josep Manresa for the Corelli Orchestra (Vila-seca conservatory, Catalonya). It is a "didactic" composition, aimed  to introduce 20th century instrumental techniques and improvisation for young musicians (ages 12-15). I had the amazing opportunity to work with these young – and extremely serious – players, and to see how they interpret my ideas about composition and improvisation in the most inquisitive and engaged way.