Composer Oren Boneh writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’ behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction. Oren has been commissioned and performed internationally by ensembles such as Vertixe Sonora, Alarm Will Sound, Quatuor Tana, Loadbang, Ensemble Meitar, Proton Bern, the Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Regards, Ensemble Pentaèdre, the Playground, the Music From Copland House Ensemble, Architek Percussion, the Eco Ensemble, and the Empyrean Ensemble. A Germany Fulbright Scholar, Oren won first prize in the 2017 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition for his piece, Winter Walks that Gravel my Voice and has been selected in numerous competitions such as the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards, the Franco Donatoni International Competition, the Loadbang Commission Competition, and Protonwerk No. 8. Oren is a PhD candidate in composition at the University of California, Berkeley where he works with Franck Bedrossian and Edmund Campion. Oren has previously studied at McGill University with Brian Cherney and Philippe Leroux, the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Hans Abrahamsen and Juliana Hodkinson, and the University of Denver with Chris Malloy and William Hill.
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