... the way nets cannot hold water
'Something with the wings of a bird,' wrote Pablo Neruda in Veinte Poemas de Amor (Twenty Love Poems), 'something of anguish and oblivion. The way nets cannot hold water.' How do you measure what is lost? Between thought and expression, between a moment and its memory, between a memory and its disintegration. Those constant, everyday losses. How do you not measure them? Or, between the sound of a bell and its reverberations, never grasped, always fading away. Can a memory fly? Can a bell?
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 multimedia projects. Aharony's acoustic and electronic music has been performed by ensembles and musicians in the United States, France, Italy, Britain, Spain, Israel, and Australia, including Ensemble Dal Niente, Mivos Quartet, and Eighth Blackbird. It was presented at festivals such as NYCEMF, SEAMUS, June in Buffalo, and the Valencia International Performance Festival. Among his awards are the 2014 soundSCAPE festival composition prize and commission, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. He serves as Artistic Director for Chicago-based social-activist multimedia group Fused Muse Ensemble. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2016, having studied with Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Colorado College.