Uri Kochavi

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Uri Kochavi is an Israeli composer, guitar player, and improviser based in New York.

He writes music for acoustic instruments, self-made objects, DIY instruments, electronic and electro-acoustic settings. His most recent works explore the notion of objectification of instruments and instrumentalization of objects as a possible meeting point of technology and acoustic sound.

Kochavi is currently a Doctoral Fellow in composition at Columbia University, where his main teachers are Georg Friedrich Haas, Annie Gosfield, Seth Cluett, and George Lewis. 

He has received his Master’s degree in composition from McGill University (with a full merit scholarship) studying under the guidance of Philippe Leroux and his bachelor’s degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Kochavi also spent two years as a composition fellow in Meitar Ensemble’s internship program for contemporary music. 

Recent and upcoming collaborations include ensembles such as String Noise, Divertimento ensemble, Meitar ensemble, ensemble NOISE, JACK Quartet, TAK ensemble, Wet Ink ensemble, and Ensemble Distractfold. 

 

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Relics of Movement Relics of movement For five instruments, amplified objects and electronics. (2021)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Stitches that are meant to tear For amplified quintet and amplified objects (2020)
Avez Vous Trouvé Ce Que Vous Cherchiez? - (2018)

String Quartet


The time is out of joint - (2019)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


The time is out of joint - (2019)
Obsessive compulsive [dis] Order For chamber ensemble (2017) Written for and premiered by Meitar Ensemble (2016)
Avez Vous Trouvé Ce Que Vous Cherchiez? - (2018)
Obsessive compulsive [dis] Order For chamber ensemble (2017) Written for and premiered by Meitar Ensemble (2016)
Relics of Movement Relics of movement For five instruments, amplified objects and electronics. (2021)
Stitches that are meant to tear For amplified quintet and amplified objects (2020)
The time is out of joint - (2019)