Yifeat Ziv is a vocalist, composer, free improviser and sound artist.
She combines voice, electronics, field recordings, objects and text to create interdisciplinary sound works that derive from her research of the human voice, technology, acoustic ecology and listening practices. Her vocal and listening practices are focused on environmental phenomena, more-than-human entities and the materiality and embodiment of sound.
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. Her work has been recognised by the Oram Awards 2020 for innovation in sound and music, the AER Art for the Environment Award 2019 and the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity 2018-19.
Her debut EP titled Amazonian Traces of Self was released in 2020 with Flaming Pines label. Her recent works appeared in BBC Late Junction (UK), Hansen House (IL), Room25 Sound Gallery (IL), Cafe OTO (UK), Museo Reina Sofía (ES), Israel Festival (IL), PQ: Prague Quadrennial (CZ), Design Museum Holon (IL) and the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (IL). Her recent collaborations include David Toop (UK), Suhail Yusuf Khan (US/IN), William Parker (US), Stefan Thut (CH), Roee Rosen (IL), Zohar Gottesman (IL), Chanan Ben-Simon (US/IL), London Experimental Ensemble (UK), Musica Nova Ensemble (IL) and the Igor Krutogolov Toy Orchestra (IL).
Ziv is a member of the Musica Nova ensemble for contemporary music and sound art. 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 the Red Sea Jazz (IL).
She has been an artist in residence at LABVERDE (Amazon rainforest, Brazil), Noise Agency (Tel-Aviv) and Mamuta Art and Research Center (Jerusalem). Her recent talks include the Eavesdropping Symposium (London, UK), University of the Arts (London, UK), 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).