Ensemble Musica Nova
co-curator and performer: Yoni Niv
Musica Nova is an Israel-based collective of musicians, composers and artists, collaboratively exploring the vast terrain of experimental music and contemporary sound. The members of the ensemble are working together to expand the borders of the medium and enrich the dialogue between music and the fields of arts, technology and science. In addition to our commitment to the performance of contemporary Israeli music, the ensemble presents to its audience selected repertoire of contemporary and historical music from the avant-garde and experimental tradition.
Since its inception in 1986, the ensemble premiered over 200 pieces by Israeli composers and collaborated with international composers, artists and ensembles such as the Mivos String Quartet, Ensemble HandWerk, composers Jennifer Walshe, Michael Pisaro, David Grubbs, Morton Subotnick, Joan La-Barbara, Annea Lockwood, Steven Takasugi, Ulrich Krieger , Frantz Loriot and many others. The ensemble regularly performs in the most distinguished new music festivals in Israel, including Tzlil Meudcan, Techtonics, Musrara Mix, HaTeiva Festival, Cont-Comp and Israel Music Festival.