Collaborations and the role of improvisation in the creative process
– by Oded Ben-Tal –
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15th, 1:30PM (composition seminar activity)
WHERE: NYU Music Department
24 Waverly Place, Room 220, NY 10003
Oded will be talking about his recent creative work with particular focus on collaborations – with other musicians as well as practitioners from other domains – and the role of improvisation in the creative process.
Born in Israel, Oded Ben-Tal studied music composition as well as physics in Jerusalem, Israel. Awarded a fellowship to do his doctoral studies at Stanford University where he studied with both Jonathan Harvey and Brian Ferneyhough and continued to engage in research activities at CCRMA (Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). His compositions were performed in numerous countries including the UK, France, Columbia, the US, Israel, The Netherlands, and Denmark. His work includes instrumental and vocal works, multichannel fixed pieces, interactive electronic pieces, and multimedia projects. In 2008 Oded was awarded an artist in residence grant from the Leverhulme Trust. Currently Oded is a senior lecturer at the music department, Kingston University, London.