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Iddo AharonyCo-Artistic Director, Composer

Iddo Aharony’s diverse body of work includes pieces for a variety of ensembles and solo instruments, along with compositions for contemporary dance, opera and various theater and multimedia projects. His stage work, Oedipus: Opera-Theatre, was premiered in summer 2011 at the Israel Festival of Culture in Jerusalem. Aharony’s acoustic and electronic music has been performed by ensembles and musicians in the United States, France, Italy, Britain and Israel, including eighth blackbird, ensemble dal niente and Pacifica Quartet; and presented at festivals such as SEAMUS and the New York City Electronic Music Festival. Among his awards are the 2014 soundSCAPE festival composition prize and commission, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center and others. A native of Tel Aviv, Israel (born 1978), he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition at the University of Chicago, where he has been working with Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Marta Ptaszyńska and Howard Sandroff.

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