C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Paz, Erel 




Erel Paz
Born 1974, Israel. Paz began studying composition at the age of 15 with Eyal El-Dor and Prof. Sergio Natra. In 1991 he graduated from the "Thelma-Yellin High School of the Arts". In 2000, he received his B.Mus. in composition from the "Rubin Academy of music & Dance" in Jerusalem, where he studied with Dr. Ari Ben-Shabetai and Prof. Mark Kopytman. Paz's works have earned him several awards, including two Israeli Prime Minister Awards (2006, 2017), first prize and audience prize at the first Seoul International competition for composers (2001), The Yoshiro Irino Memorial prize (2004), first prize at the Libershon Composition Competition (2000 & 2006) and three ACUM awards (2005, 2010 & 2013). Paz received scholarships from the America Israel Cultural Foundation, the Rubin academy of Music in Jerusalem, and the Abraham & Felicia Klon foundation and the Adele & John Gray endowment.
Paz's music is regularly performed in Israel by its leading contemporary music ensembles – MEITAR Ensemble & the Israeli Contemporary Players. His works had also been preformed in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, England, Denmark, Lithuania, Italy, Canada and the U.S. Apart of his compositions for acoustic ensembles, Paz has also written works for Electroacoustic sound tracks with video, and he also experiments in the field of live electronics. Since 2008 he teaches music in MUZOT Arts high school – an alternative school that supplies a safe home environment for youth who didn’t fit in other schools.

Music critic Noam Ben Ze'ev says about Paz:
"In his works, I find a striving for beauty. They are always beautiful, attractive to the ear, not off-putting. Musical beauty is very important to him, and is there in each phrase. In the musical tradition, `beauty' is a concept that belongs primarily to the romantic genre, and therefore I wouldn't define Paz as an `avant-gardist.' The avant-garde aims to defy and challenge the senses with innovative sounds, which is why in the various avant-garde styles you find grating sounds, aggression, `mess' - so to speak, and not calm or pleasantness. That said, Paz is also not a romanticist. The intuition that guides his music is tied to the orchestral shades, the shades of sound, to a kind of melodic and harmonic blurring".

Ben-Shafrut 19, Tel-Aviv, Israel





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