Ofer Pelz

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Ofer Pelz composes music for diverse combinations of instruments and electroacoustic media, he is also an active improviser.

He holds a doctorate in Composition from the University of Montreal. Having also studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, as well as at the CNR Blanc Mesnil, CNSM, and IRCAM in Paris.

The work of Ofer Pelz has been recognized by the reception of many international prizes including two ACUM awards and the Ernst Von Siemens Grant. His music is played regularly in Europe, USA, Canada, and Israel in festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia, IRCAM-ManiFeste, MATA Festival, Nuova Consonanza, and Heidelberger Biennale für Neue Musik. Meitar Ensemble, Cairn Ensemble, Ardeo String Quartet, The Israel Contemporary Players, Geneva Camerata, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalsolisten, and Architek Percussion are among the ensembles that played Pelz's music. Pelz has collaborated with several dance choreographers, among them the French choreographer François Raffinot in his recent work LeçonsDeTenebre.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Instrumental Music


I need to hear it first For Quasar Quatuor de saxophones (2018)
Climax ou Éléments Commissioned by the Geneva Camerata with support from "The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund” (2016)
Marchons, marchons for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2016)
Backward Inductions For prepared and amplified piano. (2014)
1..2...3... pour piano (2010)
Unisono for Guitar (2008)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Chinese Whispers flute / alto flute, clarinet Bb, violin, cello, and prepared piano. (2016)
Shift Amplified percussion quartet (2014)
Do Bats eat Cats? Commissioned by The Israel Contemporary Players and Ernst Von Siemens. (2011)
Blanc sur Blanc For 2 ensembles - Meitar Ensemble: Fl, Cl, Pno, and Ardeo string quartet. Conducted by Renaud Dejardin. (2011)

Orchestral Music


Climax ou Éléments Commissioned by the Geneva Camerata with support from "The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund” (2016)

Solo Instrument


Backward Inductions For prepared and amplified piano. (2014)
1..2...3... pour piano (2010)
Unisono for Guitar (2008)

Percussion Ensemble


Shift Amplified percussion quartet (2014)

Instrument and Electronics


Do Bats eat Cats? Commissioned by The Israel Contemporary Players and Ernst Von Siemens. (2011)
Unisoni Trasparenti (2009)
Convergence (2009)
Equilibrium (2008)

Mixed Ensemble


Blanc sur Blanc For 2 ensembles - Meitar Ensemble: Fl, Cl, Pno, and Ardeo string quartet. Conducted by Renaud Dejardin. (2011)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Unisoni Trasparenti (2009)
Equilibrium (2008)
1..2...3... pour piano (2010)
Backward Inductions For prepared and amplified piano. (2014)
Blanc sur Blanc For 2 ensembles - Meitar Ensemble: Fl, Cl, Pno, and Ardeo string quartet. Conducted by Renaud Dejardin. (2011)
Chinese Whispers flute / alto flute, clarinet Bb, violin, cello, and prepared piano. (2016)
Climax ou Éléments Commissioned by the Geneva Camerata with support from "The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund” (2016)
Convergence (2009)
Do Bats eat Cats? Commissioned by The Israel Contemporary Players and Ernst Von Siemens. (2011)
Equilibrium (2008)
I need to hear it first For Quasar Quatuor de saxophones (2018)
Marchons, marchons for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2016)
Shift Amplified percussion quartet (2014)
Unisoni Trasparenti (2009)
Unisono for Guitar (2008)