Composer & Sound Artist
Israeli composer and sound-artist Dganit Elyakim focuses on various aspects of the human and digital paradigm. Through MIDI protocols and algorithmically based behaviours of the computer-performer she confronts the human musician with a digital based reality. Often applying electronic processing to acoustic instruments, Elyakim blurs the boundaries between the human and the machine. By means of this, she manifests the tension that is created by confronting the two and turns the distinction into a dialogue through which a unity evolves. Although Elyakim has emerged as an avant-garde composer, her influences range from classical and jazz music to metal and punk. Over the past few years she has also been integrating the Net’s audio archives into her compositions, creating colourful sonic collages that appeal to our contemporary collective memory and reflect the media’s accumulating quantity of information that is published on a virtual space.
Mentioned in this episode
15 Seconds begins at 0:38. Recorded in Hamilton Mausoleum in Scotland.
Bridalveil begins at 8:00. Recorded in Yosemite National Park.
Skin Music begins at 11:21.
Lucky Dip, recorded in a pool in Arizona, begins at 17:41. Part of the ARTELPHX festival hosted at the Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix, 14-16th May 2015.
Scorched Earth, recorded at the Salton Sea, begins at 20:26.
technoscribble (from the album MANIPULATION) begins at 25:07.