Eliav Brand

Eliav Brand (born 1968 in Tel Aviv, Israel) studied composition with Joseph Dorfman at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and has worked with David Felder, Cort Lippe and Walter Zimmermann.
As well as chamber music compositions, Brand’s work also includes interdisciplinary projects, mostly as collaborations with writers, video artists and architects. His works have been presented at international festivals such as the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Eclat Festival Neue Musik Stuttgart  and the June in Buffalo-Festival, and performed by, for example, the New York Music Ensemble, the Ensemble SurPlus and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Brand has received several scholarships and prizes, from, among others, the Schloss Solitude Academy, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York and from the Minerva Foundation of the Max Planck Society.
Brand has taught composition at Buffalo State College and the State University of New York in Buffalo. He has also curated concerts of contemporary music for the Malchinim Menagnim Festival in Israel. He has lived in Germany since 2001.
Brand’s are ironically disrespectful of ideologies, unreflected opinions and dogmas. They make a space for themselves that permits humour, idiosyncrasy and sensitivity.
From his close and mutual collaboration with the poet Michael Stauffer, compositions have been created for the 2011 poesiefestival berlin that focus on both the sound and communicative elements of language, revealing the tensions between them, especially in modern day-to-day life.
Works (selection):
Kinim (1998)
Libera Me: a'in, oh my god! (2006)
Hairy, Breathy, Sweaty: Episodes from String Life (2007/2008)