About



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Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari is a composer and artist, working within an ecology of  practices to embody and reinvigorate ways of musicking as an alternative mode of being. Encapsulating attempts to navigate the physical, political and spiritual turbulences of our contemporary world, his work spans from instrumental and electro-acoustic compositions to improvised music, instrument creation, sound installations, video art and film, and somatic explorations.

Initially trained as an improvising wind player, he studied composition, musicology, and literature at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, followed by a Master's degree in composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. His quest for artistic evolution led him to the Berlin Center for Advanced Studies (BAS) at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK), where he was a fellow between 2016-2018. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Goldsmiths College, London, researching ways to defamiliarize instrumental practices.

He was awarded the Busoni Förderpreis for composition from the Academy of the Arts Berlin in 2015, the Ad-libitum composition competition prize in 2016, received numerous commissions by leading international musical ensembles and was supported by the America-Israel Cultural Fund, DAAD, the Siday Musical Fund and the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Foundation.

A firm believer in the power of collaborative creation, Bnaya frequently engages in long-term, transdisciplinary dialogue and exchange with peers. He often collaborates with artist Ido Gordon, vocalist Atalya Tirosh (Xufa), filmmaker Gilad Baram and, in 2019, co-founded the Sono-Choreographic Collective for transdisciplinary art and research with Kerstin Ergenzinger and Kiran Kumar.


Collaborators  & Affiliations:
Sono-Choreographic Collective
Ido Gordon
Xufa
            Gilad Baram

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