BNAYA HALPERIN KADDARI



About



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Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari is a composer and artist, working across a broad spectrum of practices to embody and re-ritualise ways of sounding as an alternative mode of being. Exploring a plethora of artistic strategies that span from instrumental, electro-acoustic, scored or improvised music, through instrument making and  sound  installation, to video and somatic work, his work attempts to navigate the physical, political and spiritual turbulences of our world.

Trained as a wind player, he studied composition, musicology, and literature at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, and his master in composition at the Hochschüle for Music, Theater and Media, Hannover. Between 2016-2018 he was a fellow at the Berlin Center of Advanced Studies of the University of the Arts Berlin and is currently a doctorate student at Goldsmiths College London.
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.

Working primarily through long-term, interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange with friends, he often collaborates with vocalist Atalya Tirosh (Xufa), artists Ido Gordon and David Chaki, and in 2019 co-founded, together with Kerstin Ergenzinger and Kiran Kumar, the Sono-Choreographic Collective, a collective for transdisciplinary art and research.
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