Pe’ery, Hadas

is a composer, sound artist and educator. She holds BMus degrees in composition and music theory from the Mannes College of Music in New York, an MA in musicology specialised in computer-aided composition from Université Paris 8, and an MMus in electronic music from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Her principal composition teachers have included Wolfgang Heiniger, Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Leroux, Christine Groult, and Robert Cuckson, with additional tuition from Johannes Schöllhorn, Rebecca Saunders, Chaya Czernowin, Jonathan Harvey, and Beat Furrer. She has participated in numerous masterclasses and academies including the IRCAM Academy, Impuls, and Tzlil Meudcan. 

Her work focuses on experimental electronics and seeks to create unconventional interfaces for interaction between performers and machines. Currently residing in Tel Aviv, she teaches electroacoustic composition and musicology at the University of Tel Aviv where she is responsible for developing the electronic music curriculum. She is curator of This is what happens when you play with electricity, a concert series for experimental electroacoustic music that aims to introduce new audiences to the genre. A social and political activist, Hadas is involved in numerous initiatives that advocate for Palestinian, refugee, women, and worker rights. Her works are regularly commissioned and performed throughout America, Europe, and Israel by institutes and ensembles such as IRCAM, Court circuit, Musikfabrik, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Meitar Ensemble, and at festivals such as Manifeste (Paris), Zeitkunst (Berlin), and Sound Ways (Saint Petersburg) among others. An interdisciplinary artist, she collaborates with choreographers, directors and visual artists throughout the world to create interactive, live electronic performances. 

She has received awards and grants from the Theodore Presser Foundation (New York), Fondation Internationale Nadia et Lili Boulanger (Paris), New Music USA (New York), and the Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts, as well as residencies from the Camargo Foundation and Herrenhaus Edenkoben. 

Selected works: Piece for Orchestra (2007), Bà’émek Ha’zé, acousmatic work (2008), Gradus ad Parnassum, acousmatic work (2008), Trio for flute, clarinet and cello (2008), Sketch for the Persistent but Nevertheless Fruitless Flight of a Herd, acousmatic work (2009), Gardien du seuil for 14 musicians (2009), Very Sad Ending for cello and electronics (2009), Auto-déterminationfor soprano and electronics (2010), Quartet for alto flute, prepared piano, viola and double bass (2010), Attention Deficit Disorder for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello (2011), Vibrations for violin and electronics (2011), Shiurei Ivrit for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2012), Quintet for 4 Wind Players and 1 Cigarette Roller for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, actor and live electronics (2011), L’Écroulement général for 24-channel loudspeaker orchestra (2012), O –by–One Error for oboe / English horn and clarinet / bass clarinet (2012), Wavelets (Quartet 2) for alto flute, prepared piano, viola and cello (2012), Das Heer for three singers, choir, bass clarinet, double bass, metal plates and live electronics (2013), Musikkra werk for children’s orchestra (2013), 13 Études de légèreté for three double basses and 24-channel electronic installation (2013), Parzival Sk8 for three singers, three actors, saxophone, guitar, cello, percussion and live electronics (2013), Hitbakuyot for 11 musicians, live electronics and installation (2014), La Danse fait-elle du bruit? for five dancers with motion sensors, bassoon and live electronics (2014), Dreams and Nightmares for soprano, live electronics and installation (2015), Five Perspectives on a Theme that is Yet to be Composed for percussion, live electronics and installation (2015), Ozlat HaYad HaNe’elama for quintet with electronic sensors, live electronics, objects and installation (2016), Life Herself for dancer with motion sensors, live electronics and installation (2016), The Secret Life of Electromagnetic Transducers for quintet, live electronics, objects and installation (2017), Events are Events for dancers, live electronics and installation (2017), The Future is Forbidden for quartet (2018), Zero Sum for live electronics (2018).