September 28th 2017
Ilya Ziblat is a composer and a performer. His works mix between instruments and electronics, combining composed structures with improvisation. He has composed music for dance and for silent film, as well as, collaborated with many video- and visual- artists. He has worked with such musicians as Ensemble MAE (in collaboration with Leine & Roebana dance company), the Israeli ensembles Meitar and Musica Nova, St. George strings (Serbia), and bass player John Eckhardt. His music has been played in many international venues and festivals: as Teatros de Canal Madrid, National Philarmony Lithuania, ISCM World Music Days 2012 Antwerp, International Review of Composers Belgrade, haTeiva Tel Aviv, and Nanko Sunset Hall Osaka.
He plays contrabass / bass guitar, as a performer of composed works, and as an improvisor. During the years 2011-13 he has performed extensively together with the improv trio Hatzatz (with Maya Felixbrodt and Tomer Harari). Since 2008 he regularly collaborates with singer Elisenda Pujals in a voice-bass duo project, dedicated to performing contemporary repertoire and newly commissioned pieces. Together they have performed on various stages in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy and Israel. In 2013 they have been invited to give a masterclass for composers & singers at the music department of the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
After studying composition and contrabass at the Rubin academy, Tel Aviv University, Ilya moved to the Hague to study at the conservatory. He is currently working on a PhD thesis in artistic research (Leiden University).
SPOTLIGHT / Ophir Ilzetzki - excerpt