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Tzlil Meudcan

Tzlil Meudcan 2018 צליל מעודכן 

The international Festival For New Music Tel Aviv

פסטיבל בינלאומי למוזיקה קאמרית עכשוית, תל אביב

June 30th – July 5th, 2018


Saturday, June 30th, Chelouche Gallery , Tel Aviv
10:30 – 19:00 // Symposium
“Where Are We Now?”

A full day of  lectures, discussions and panels hosting composers, performers, musicologist and curators talking through matters related with the Israeli new music scene. In between live music by Yair Klartag, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Ma’ayan Tzdaka & Yael Barolsky will be performed at the various floors of the Chelouche gallery.



Monday, July 2nd, HaTeiva, Jaffa
20:00 // Festival Opening: Ensemble Contrechamps 

Klaus Huber: Des Dichters Pflug for vln, vla & vlc (1989)

Klaus Huber: Cadence à l’âme qui descend for cello solo (2002)

Ruben Seroussi: ES for fl & cl (2018) WP

Gérard Grisey: Vortex Temporum I, II, III for fl, cl, vln, vla, vlc & pno (1994-1996)


21:45 // Strange Machines: Imri Talgam – piano and analog synthesizer

Conlon Nancarrow: Studies for player piano n.6 and 15, arranged for live pianist. (1950-1960)

Conlon Nancarrow: Tango? for piano solo (1983)

Enno Poppe: Theme with 840 variations for piano solo (1997)

Matthias Krüger: renk for piano solo (2016)

Yair Klartag: Generally Pathetic for piano and analog synthesizer (2018) WP



​Tuesday, July 3rd, HaTeiva, Jaffa​
21:45 // Nikel

Yair Klartag: Fragments of Profound Boredom for sax, perc & pno (2012)

Adi Snir: transMutable Formations (portrait II)  for saxophone and electronics (2018) WP

Karlheinz Stockhausen – Kontakte for percussion, piano & electronics (1958-60)


21:45 // Elephant Hive (Tom Bolig & Raphael Cohen)

Instrumental Power Garage



​Wednesday, July 4th, HaTeiva, Jaffa​
​20:00 // Nicholas Isherwood, Norbert Girlinger, Gunter Schneider & Oded Geizhals

Hans Werner Henze – El Cimarrón for baritone, flute, guitar & percussion (1969-70)


21:45 // Mines (Yael Barolski, Ram Gabai, Ilan Volkov)




Thursday, July 5th, HaTeiva, Jaffa​

​20:00 // Trio Catch

Gérard Pesson : catch sonata for cl, vlc and pno (2016)

Hana Ajiashvili: Blue for cl, vlc and pno (2018) WP

Martin Schüttler – low poly rose  for cl, vlc and pno (2016)

Helmut Lachenmann – Allegro sostenuto for cl, vlc and pno (1989)


21:45 // Closing Concert:
Daniel Sarid with Nadav Masel and Ofer Bymel  featuring Noam Inbar
Grownup versions of Children Songs “



Relevant Info:



Festival pass: 270 NIS

Daily pass: 80 NIS

Openning concert // Ensemble Contrechamps: 65 NIS

“Strange Machines” // Imri Talgam: 50 NIS

Nikel: 65 NIS

Elephant Hive: 50 NIS

El Cimarron // Isherwood, Schneider, Girlinger, Geizhals: 65NIS

Mines (Barolsky, Gabai, Volkov): 50 NIS

Trio Catch: 65 NIS

Daniel Sarid trio w. Noam Inbar: 50 NIS

Symposium: 20 NIS or free entrance when purchasing in advance a festival or any daily pass


Tickets online:


Tickets on the phone:

036201185 or 036822403



Hateiva Hall, 19 Sderot Yerushalaim street, Jaffa

Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, 7 Maze street, Tel Aviv




In 2007 we began an international chamber festival for contemporary music which was followed – two years later – by an international composer’s summer course. Together they formed a new hybrid structure in Israel which we named – Tzlil Meudcan (“updated tone” in Hebrew). With new perspectives in mind, the Tzlil Meudcan Festival 2017 edition aims to host  a small select group of prominent composers for not only working closely with our guest composers’ faculty but as well to engage in our new – HEAR & NOW – “round table” thinking groups structure joined by a vast line up of invited specialists – performers, conductors, musicologists, journalists, bloggers, sound engineers and so on – to actively hold debates dedicated to actual current questions in the field of new music.


Since the ongoing rise of summer/winter courses for new music, giving composers/performers more and more “real time” opportunities (compose, perform etc.), we felt an offering of critical “round table” platform (HEAR & NOW) might be of a welcomed extension for expanding and examining composers’ knowledge on their way to reach new depths in their craft and vision. A vision which eventually is hoped at the end of each edition, not only be at the benefit of one’s self creative skills (“The participant”), but to also offer conclusions echoing to a farther circle of specialist in the new music milieu.


This new aspect of the course is to replace our call for new pieces by the participants, which obviously had benefits, but as well shifted energy into the moment of realizing the new works. However, as before, the participants still enjoy an intensive week of individual composition lessons on daily basis with our two main composition teachers (Mr. Klaus Lang & Mr. Matthew Shlomowitz), who will be joined this year by additional guest composers (Mr. Marco Momi & Mr. Alexander Schubert) to offer a wider perspective and contradicting inputs. Furthermore, the instrumental workshops, performers master classes, one-on-one sessions, lectures, presentations and of course, the evening concerts from renowned international ensembles and soloists round out the Tzlil Meudcan Festival program.


Among the already confirmed guests you’ll find: Diotima Quartet, Plus Minus Ensemble, Stefan Prins, Nikel, Tom Pauwels, Liesa Van der Aa, Ministry of Bad Decisisons, Andreas Karl, Mohna, Ilan Volkov and many more to follow.


All this within the vibrant city of Tel Aviv and its beautiful beaches serving as a background for a reflective week of music gathering.


Further details on the right side of the page

Info For Applicants
Materials required

For applying to the 2017 edition, we kindly invite you to send via email only:

– 2 recent scores

– 2 recent recordings

– Short CV

– Single line proposal for a topic or question to be examined at the HEAR & NOW round table platform


Material should be mailed to:

Where and When?

Tzlil Meudcan upcoming edition will take place in various venues all over Tel Aviv, Israel and will tke place from July 2nd  – July 5th, 2018.


Participation fees are 385 Euro and cover the following:

– A week’s work with the faculty through individual lessons, work with the guest ensembles, round table activities, presentations & one on one sessions.

– A weeks stay with a room mate (breakfast included) at the Gilgal Hotel located at the heart of the city – 500 meters from the beach & 500 meters from the music center.

– General pass for all festival events

Deadline and announcement

Deadline for submission of applications: TBA

Announcement of chosen applicants:  TBA

For further details and questions:

We look forward having you with us


Yours Sincerely


Yaron Deutsch

Director, Tzlil Meudcan – International Festival & Summer Course for New Music