4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
Composer and sound artist Yoni Niv is currently pursuing his PhD in Music Composition and Theory at the GSAS at New York University under the supervision of Elizabeth Hoffman. He studied Composition at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College with Amnon Wolman and Morton Subotnick, and holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Haifa. His works were internationally presented at the Tel Aviv Museum, the Chelsea Art Museum, Thalia Theatre, Tenri Cultural institute, Vdance Festivel, Felicja Blumental Music Center, Merkin Hall, and Goethe Institute NYC. He regularly performs in the New York area in venues such as The Tank, Monkey Town and Issue Project Room. Yoni is a member of Reflex Ensemble and the Orbis Tertius Ensemble. In addition, he is the founder and curator of “DeFacto series” (formally “New Music at the Bushwick Starr”), a series committed to the promotion of experimental music.
is an accomplished composer and sound artist, performing and producing scores for a wide variety of artistic mediums including film and video art in addition to his acoustic and electro-acoustic compositions. His work has been presented internationally in venues such as “Les Intranquilles” at Les Subsistances, Goethe institute (Lyon), Alfred Gallery (Tel Aviv) Harvestworks Digital Media center (NY), Merkin Hall (NY), Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Goethe institute (Barcelona) and Brooklyn International Electro Acoustic Festival and Jerusalem Film Festival Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and Lithuania Film Festival. Elad completed his B.A in Composition at Tel Aviv University with Ruben Seroussi and is currently pursuing his Masters at Brooklyn College under the supervision of Morton Subotnick.
is a performance artist, specializing in digital media and voice. His work contextualizes gender, embodiment, and the physical experience of time as systems of inscription. His work includes elements of Diaspora experience and traditional Jewish texts, music, and philosophy, as well as politics and desire. He completed an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he also taught Voice. Waxman also studies and performs Jewish liturgical music as a cantorial soloist. In 2007 he showed collaborative video/photo projects and lectured at the Berlin Volksbuhne, Videotage Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv University. He is a recipient of many awards including the Van Lier Digital Artist Residency, ACO Hong Kong Art and Culture Outreach Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award. His videos have screened Counting Past 2 Toronto, Chicago Leather Archives, Mix NYC, MoCCA Seattle, Frameline San Francisco, Lesben Film Fest Berlin, VDance Ramallah/Tel Aviv and Mix Brasil. His photographs and essays have been published in Magenta’s Carte Blanche, Fuse magazine, Time Out Tel Aviv, LTTR, GLQ and others.