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 work "Amazonian Traces of Self" that explores the intersection of voice and environmental sounds from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest is currently showing at Room25 sound gallery (IL) and was recently released on Flaming Pines record label. She is also featured on David Toop's recent album "Apparition Paintings" on Room40 record label.
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 recently recognized by the Oram Awards 2020 for innovation in sound and music, the Ashurst Art Prize 2020 for emerging artists (shortlisted), the AER Art for the Environment Award 2019 (by UAL) and the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity 2018-19.
Her recent works were performed and exhibited in places such as Cafe OTO (UK), Wellcome Collection (UK), Museo Reina Sofía (ES), PQ: Prague Quadrennial (CZ), Design Museum Holon (IL), Israel Festival (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), Chanan Ben-Simon (US/IL), London Experimental Ensemble (UK), Musica Nova group (IL) and the Igor Krutogolov Toy Orchestra (IL).
Ziv 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).
Her recent talks include Eavesdropping Symposium (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).