The CNMAT Users Group (CUG) presents percussionist Oded Geizhals in an intimate concert that explores the relationship between instrument and body.



Udi Perlman — In a Constant State of Limbo (2018) (Hommage à Simon Pfeffel)
for woodblocks and voice

Mike Svoboda — Cartesian Rainbow (2017)
for percussion

Jon Yu — 15 eyes (2019)
for percussion

Vinko Globokar — ?Corporel (1985)
for a percussionist and his body

Shai Cohen — Four Lines (2019)

Georges Aperghis — Le Corps a Corps (1978)
for a percussionist and his zarb


Oded Geizhals is a multi-disciplinary musician who specializes in contemporary classical music and improvisation. He has played concerts in Israel, Europe, North and South America and the Far East. He is active in the new music scene and has played in many premieres, including works written especially for him. He is a member of the Israel contemporary players.

He has played with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Neues Orchester Basel, Collegium Musicum Basel, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, The Israeli Camerata Jerusalem and The Kibbutz-Netanya Chamber Orchestra. He performed with baroque music ensembles as Profeti della Quinta, Barrocade, Phoenix and Mezmor LeDavid.

He has performed in the theater productions of “Billy Schwartz” (Haifa Theater), “Gorodish” (Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv), "My Fair Lady" (Habima National Theater) and in the children's play "Blue Tune with Curls" and "If I Suddenly Meet a Lion". In popular music he played and recorded with Eran Zur, Yehonatan Geffen, Keren Peles and appeared on TV show's “The Voice”, "London et Kirschenbaum" and Lior Schleien's "Gav Hauma".

Oded won the first prize at the 2013 competition for performing contemporary music at Tel Aviv University, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (2010-2015) and the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity, through the Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music (2017- 2019).

Oded holds two degrees from the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland; Master in Percussion Performance under Matthias Würsch and a Specialized Master in Contemporary Music under Mike Svoboda, Marcus Weiss and Jürg Henneberger. He studied for a bachelor's degree at the Tel Aviv University under Alon Bor. His main percussion teachers are Genia Maistrovsky, Tomer Yariv and Christian Dierstein.

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Monday, December 2, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
1750 Arch St.
Berkeley, CA
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