Voice

Yifeat Ziv

Israel/United Kingdom

Yifeat Ziv is a vocalist, a composer, a free improviser and a sound artist.

She combines voice, electronics, field recordings and text to create interdisciplinary sound works that derive from her research of the human voice, language, acoustic ecology and listening practices.

Her recent works were performed and exhibited in places such as Cafe OTO (UK), Wellcome Collection (UK), PQ: Prague Quadrennial (CZ), Design Museum Holon (IL), Eretz Israel Museum (IL) and the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (IL).

She has worked and performed with a wide variety of artists and ensembles including David Toop (UK), William Parker (US), Stefan Thut (CH), London Experimental Ensemble (UK), Igor Krutogolov Toy Orchestra (IL) and the Revolution Orchestra (IL).

She is also the co-founder of vocal ensembles The Hazelnuts and ABRA Ensemble with whom she has released four critically acclaimed albums and performed worldwide in international festivals including Marseille Jazz des Cinqs Continents (FR), Tri-C Jazz (US), Safaricom Jazz (KE), Filter4Voices (CH) and Red Sea Jazz (IL).

Ziv holds an MA in Sound Arts from the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication) and a BMus in Cross-disciplinary Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is the recipient of the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity (2018-19) and the AER Art for the Environment award (2019).

"I was happy to contribute my 'mantra' to the Human Signs project, which for me was an opportunity to explore and express the different emotions that are part of my quarantine experience. I find this project very empowering, creating a unique connection between so many vocalists and dancers from all around the world, all of us are currently in our homes and adjusting to the new reality." 

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