I play viola, compose acoustic and electronic music (often involving theater and film), draw faces and make large-scale collages out of them, dance, research and experiment with movement & music, make performance-art, sing, improvise, make videos, write about my dreams, write poetry, perform as a soloist and with ensembles, initiate and take part in many musical and cross-art collaborations (see Collaborations, More, Zvov, Trioduo, MavaRoz).
I like performing (almost) in any genre of music as long as I feel connected to the music. I play classical, contemporary, electronic, folk and pop music, improvise in various styles and like a lot to expand the medium by using as well theater / dance / visuals and text.
I've graduated BA in Viola from The Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance and BA and MA in Composition at The Royal Conservatory including an Erasmus semester at MIAM, ITU, Istanbul.
I was born in 1986 in Israel. Currently I live in Amsterdam.
Education in arts is one of my mine passions. In the past 12 years I've worked as an educator, giving lessons, workshops and courses both as a leader and assistant, in Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium and Romania in the following subjects
Violin and Viola (private and group lessons); Western Music Theory (theory, harmony, rhythm, solfege); Chamber music and ensemble guiding & leading; Improvisation; Preparatory music lessons for children (ensembles, conducting, improvisation, singing, instrumental); Music & Dementia: music improvisation sessions for people with dementia; Interdisciplinary Music Academy - workshops & courses for children; Moving/Sounding: Music and movement research workshops for adults;
Where? Workshops are given at my studio or at your spcae
For who? everyone - children, adults, families, mixed groups etc.
How long? Workshop can last between 1 - 3 hours. Length is decided upon specific requests and conditions
Price? depending on amount of participants and length
Interdicsiplinary workshops includes a variety of musical activities and games, among them are playing various instruments, singing and song writing, conducting, building musical instruments, improvisation and more, in combination with other artistic and creative elements such as movement, dance, theater, text writing and various visual arts.
Major part of the acticities are based on Moving-Experience-Sound, a method which I've researched and developed, about the experience of sound and music from a physical understanding (the method is based on a research of Laban Movement Anlysis and music).
Each activity begins with a physical-musical warm-up, followed by a gathering of the 'orchestra' for common music making by singing, playing, conducting, improvising and live-composing.
The concept and topic of a workshop can be designed in correspondence with you and are structured with listening, active participance, creation, experience, learning and performance.
Among the suggested workshops are:
Carnaval di Venezia
Site-specific music and art
Violin & Viola lessons
Violin & Viola lessons are meant for anyone who wishes to start playing these instruments, continue or rusume studying.
I combine various practices which I believe create a greater whole. I teach basic to advance techniques of Violin and Viola playing according to methods of the western-classical schools.
In my view, Viola (and Violin) is more than a musical instrument. It is a tool for expression; a mean for speaking the language of sound and music. It can make music, sound, can play alone, with others, it can do anything.
Playing an instrument is (also) about expanding ways of communication. It alows different possibilities for expression and a new paths towards creativity.
My way of teaching is personal and is about listening to the student wishes, abilities, interests and ideas.
Next to the western-classical technique, I use a movemental-physical approach to playing the instruments and experiencing music, as well as improvisation and composition, corresponding with the student's unique chrachtaristics and artistic and creative motivations.
The reprtoire and musical styles I teach correspond as well with the student's musical personality, and ranges from classical-western repertoire, to new-contemporary music, improvisatory ideas and compositions, world and folk music, pop, rock and more.
If you're intrigued, I'd be happy to play, teach and exchange ideas with you
Composition lessons are meant for anyone who wishes to compose music, for any instrument, emsemble and/or electronics music.
My teaching method combines various approaches and styles, supporting the practice with theoretical knowledge and most important developing creativity and helping the student in making their imagionary visions into reality.
For each student a different palate of tools is offered, according to the student's musical wishes and ambitions.
I teach the basis of western-music composition - theory, harmony, counterpoint, score-reading, solfege, rhythm, analysis and more. Further I suggest broad overview of world, jazz, pop, new/contemporary music, various styles in electronic music (popular and experimental), improvisatory compositions, graphic notation, text and game pieces, music for theater, film and dance and interdicsiplinary works which combine music with other art fields.