Russian-born Israeli composer, violin, viola, bandoneon and accordion player, Moshe Shulman (1978) holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and the PhD degree in composition from the NY State University at Buffalo, studying with Mark Kopytman, David Felder and Johannes Schollhorn through the years. His music was performed in Israel, Canada, the United States, Russia and Europe with various ensembles such as Norrbotten NEO and Juventas New Music Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Meridian Brass Quintet, and the Arditti Quartet. In the summer of 2009, Moshe won 3rd prize for “Construction 3” at the Jurgenson Contemporary Music International Competition in Moscow. Moshe is a performer of classical music, Argentine tango, klezmer, and Gypsy music, as well as a tango dancer. Recently, Shulman led the Baires Klezmer Orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was commissioned by soprano Anne Harley, a leading proponent of experimental new works, to write a new song cycle setting texts from the Song of Songs in the original Hebrew. Harley will record her new cycle for soprano and violin 'Shir Ha Shirim' for commercial release in Spring 2013.
Descriptions of work
Moshe's music often looks back through the history with a modern eye. It searches for traditional redefining of harmony, articulation, rhythm, forms and other musical phenomenon to a personal new thought. Being an active performer of Gypsy, klezmer, and tango music has led Moshe to explore its articulative features and incorporate them into his music. He is in constant search for light, dynamic and imaginative representations of narrative. Recently he has explored new ways of score representations by using geometrical shapes and symbols to formulate musical form. In addition, he uses painting to some of those scores to correspond to its theme. His work as a composer is based on commissions, recordings, theatre productions and concert performances.
Jerusalem - 2010
Kivunim - 2011