Ilya Ziblat Shay

Netherlands (residence) °1975
research interests: improvisation, free improvisation, composition, live electronics
affiliation: Leiden University, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts

Ilya Ziblat is a composer-improviser and researcher. His works are hybrids of improvisation, notation, and interactive live-electronics. Ilya’s practice draws on a wide range of influences and traditions, from avant-garde to experimental music to free improvisation. Active in the field of artistic research, he draws on his musical practice in order to re-evaluate existing musical conventions and to underline the links between musicians and the world surrounding them.


After studying composition and contrabass at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv University) Ilya moved to the Netherlands, obtaining his Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He holds a PhD degree from Leiden University, The Netherlands.


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