Yifeat Ziv is a vocalist, a composer, a free improviser and a sound artist.
She combines voice, electronics, field recordings and text to create interdisciplinary sound works that derive from her research of the human voice, technology, acoustic ecology and listening practices. In her performances and installations, she aspires to create situations where an active listening experience can emerge; an invitation to critically engage with sound. Her recent works were performed and exhibited in places such as Cafe OTO (UK), Wellcome Collection (UK), PQ: Prague Quadrennial (CZ), Design Museum Holon (IL), Eretz Israel Museum (IL) and the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (IL).
Her recent collaborations include David Toop (UK), William Parker (US), Stefan Thut (CH), Roee Rosen (IL), London Experimental Ensemble (UK), Igor Krutogolov Toy Orchestra (IL) and the Revolution Orchestra (IL). She is also the co-founder of vocal ensembles The Hazelnuts and ABRA Ensemble with whom she has released four critically acclaimed albums and performed worldwide in international festivals including Marseille Jazz des Cinqs Continents (FR), Tri-C Jazz (US), Safaricom Jazz (KE), Filter4Voices (CH) and Red Sea Jazz (IL).
Ziv holds an MA in Sound Arts from the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication) and a BMus in Cross-disciplinary Composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is nominated for the Ashurst Art Prize 2020 and recipient of the AER Art for the Environment award that allowed her to become an artist in residence in the Labverde 2019 programme (Amazon, Brazil). She is also the recipient of the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity 2018-19.
Ziv was a visiting lecturer in numerous educational institutes including Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK), UCA University for the Creative Arts (Farnham, UK), Haifa University (Haifa, IL) and Musrara Naggar School of Art and Society (Jerusalem, IL).