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Dance by Nicholas Sciscione, 10 Hairy Legs dance company.  Premiered 8-10 June 2018, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York NY. Composition and performance – Ofer Pelz Lighting Design – Jason Flamos Costume – 10 Hairy Legs This work was underwritten in part by generous grants from The O’Donnell-Green Music & Dance Foundation, The Constance Poster Trust …

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New piece for Ensemble Cairn

The commission will be performed in 2020 by ensemble Cairn supported with a “Commande d’état” AIDES À L’ÉCRITURE D’OEUVRES MUSICALES ORIGINALES (EX-COMMANDES D’ETAT) Noriko Baba Shiosai – Tumulte des flots  – 8’30 piano, violon et violoncelle Philippe Leroux De l’épaisseur – 7’ accordéon, violon et violoncelle Sonja Mutic Weiß – 10’30 violon – violoncelle, piano …

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Gamification

Gamification project in CEME 2020

Gamification in CEME Festival 2020 – Tel-Aviv.  This project highlights a uniqueness in live performance—interactive music-making—by means of Game Pieces. Game pieces are musical compositions whose course is not predetermined like most pieces in classical music, but is determined in real-time according to rules, chance operations and competitive strifes between performing opponents toward a goal, …

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Whim Ensemble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnDzsPtmbh8 On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by inventing instrument modifications and techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Whim ensemble website Photos of Whim …

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pre-fall

Released by Ambiances Magnétiques “The avant-garde duo of pianist Ofer Pelz and percussionist Preston Beebe just released Pre-Fall, an amalgamation of various experiments in the spontaneous synchronicity of the two performers here. While the recorded output is a fantastic experience in its own right, there is something truly mesmerizing in witnessing such performance being played …

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Backward Inductions

Backward induction is the process of reasoning backward from the end of a situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. The ‘end’ which this piece originated from, was a multiple-layered structure of repetitive gestures. The backward induction in this work’s creative process was the reduction and modification of the original structure to an optimal …

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Percussion-Architek-Ofer

Shift

For Three Tables, Percussion and Amplification Architek Percussion: Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valiante. Performed and recorded at Live@CIRMMT 13th of February 2014, MMR, Mcgill University, Montreal.  Montreal 2014, 7′ Ca A Shift applies to change, transformation, rotation, and movement which all exist in music and are applied by parameters such as time, structure, order, …

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