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Whim Ensemble

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 Ensemble …

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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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marchons, marchons

fl. cl. pno. vln. & vnc For Sentiari Selvaggi, Feeding the music Festival, Expo, Milano.  Revision and new performance – Meitar ensemble, conducted by Pierre-André Valade, Manifeste Festival, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Paris  Montreal 2016, 11’ Ca Initially marchons, marchons was written for Expo Milano 2015, whose theme was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. It was while thinking …

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I need to hear it first

My work often begins with research, the appropriation of an image in sound. In “I need to hear it first”, this image is constructed out of granular points which, by their proximity, form a musical figure. This figure repeats and transforms itself constantly, retaining the trace of earlier instantiations. In my music, I explore repetition …

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Equilibrium

Violoncello, electronics and 9 Instruments. Solo Violoncello David Zur, Conducted by Karin Ben-Josef .  Premiere, April 2008, Jerusalem’s Music Center.  Revision, October 2008, Israel Music Festival, Jerusalem’s Theatre.  Jerusalem 2008, 19′ Ca Equilibrium is a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces or influences. Energy must be created for …

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Neue vocalsolisten Borders

Crossing Borders

Examining the term BORDERS and some of its manifestations in means of music and art is the subject of a new piece initiated by the Israeli Meitar Ensemble in co-production with the celebrated German ensemble Neue Vocalsolisten. Two composers join forces to create the musical world for this piece, another Israeli-German partnership, Ofer Pelz and …

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Soundtracks

Open instrumentation and video interface, written in collaboration with Matan Gover. Premiered by ensemble Aka, live@CIRMMT series, Tanna Schulich hall Montreal. 2019 7′ Ca Written for Ensemble Aka. A graphical game is projected to the musicians and the audience. The game interface presents symbols that approach the musicians and is inspired by Harmonix’s Guitar Hero. …

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Blanc sur Blanc

For 2 ensembles –  Meitar Ensemble and Ardeo string quartet.  Meitar ensemble : Flute – Roy Amotz Clarinet – Gilad Harel Piano – Amit Dolberg Ardeo string quartet: Violins – Olivia Hughes, Carole Petitdemange. Viola – Lea Boesch Cello – Joëlle Martinez Conducted by Renaud Dejardin. Commission by the Zeitkunst Festival and Meitar Ensemble.  Premiered …

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