Mara Baker and Iddo Aharony
Chicago, IL USA
Composer and sound artist Iddo Aharony’s diverse body of work includes pieces for a variety of ensembles, solo instruments and electronics, along with compositions for contemporary dance, opera and various theater and multimedia projects. His stage work, Oedipus, was premiered in 2011 at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. Aharony's acoustic and electronic music has been performed by ensembles and musicians in the United States, France, Italy, Britain, Spain and Israel, including ensemble dal niente, Mivos Quartet, eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet and soprano Tony Arnold. It was presented at festivals such as SEAMUS, NYCEMF, June in Buffalo and the Valencia International Performance Festival. Among his awards are the 2014 soundSCAPE festival composition prize and commission (Italy), and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA and Blue Mountain Center. He serves as Artistic Director for Chicago-based Fused Muse Ensemble and Co-Director for Project Incubator. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Chicago.