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Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari is a composer, performer and sonic artist. His work explores the intricate connections between sound in space and music’s place-making abilities. Through acoustic and electronic music, improvisation, performance and installation, his work embodies sonic thinking in order to explore re-ritualized ways of listening.

He was awarded the Busoni Förderpreis for composition from the Akademie der Künste Berlin in 2015, the Ad-libitum composition competition prize in 2016, received commissions by leading ensembles such as MusikFabrik, Klangforum Heidelberg, Mosaik, Asamisimasa, Israel contemporary players and more. He is currently supported by the Siday musical fund and the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich foundation.

Trained as a wind player, he studied musicology, literature and composition at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with Amnon Wolmann and later, with the DAAD support, at the Hochschüle for Musik Theater und Medien Hannover with Rebecca Saunders. Between 2016-2018 he was a fellow at the Berlin Center of Advanced Studies of the University of the Arts Berlin. In 2019 he co-founded, together with Kerstin Ergenzinger and Kiran Kumar, the Sono-Choreographic Collective, a collective for transdisciplinary art and research, and is currently working towards a doctorate at Goldsmiths College London.
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