Works performed by Earplay:

Late Shadow

Gilad Cohen is an active composer, performer, and theorist in various genres including concert music, rock and music for theater. His music adapts features from a wide range of musical realms and explores possible interactions among them, bringing to his creative table the persistent textures of rock; the painstaking orchestration of impressionism; the gloomy harmonies of grunge and metal; the elegant forms of the Classical era; the jubilant rhythms of klezmer; the intricate imitation techniques of Baroque; the motionless landscapes of ambience; the agile melodies and scales of Arabic music; and the striking dissonances of 20th-century avant-garde. Recent engagements include commissions by Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Concert Artists Guild, Parlance Chamber Concerts, and Tre Voci (Kim Kashkashian, Marina Piccinini and Sivan Magen); performances by violist Paul Neubauer, pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Spencer Myer, Lysander Piano Trio (Itamar Zorman, Liza Stepanova and Michael Katz), Israeli Chamber Project, and principal players of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Budapest Festival Orchestra; and releases on Albany, Naxos/Delos, and Navona Records. Cohen's notable awards include the Barlow Prize, the Israeli Prime Minister Award for Composers, and top prizes in international competitions in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle-East. He performs regularly with various ensembles, playing piano, bass guitar and guitar. An Assistant Professor of Music at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Cohen holds a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton University. His research about the music of Pink Floyd has resulted in publications in academic journals, lectures in the US and Israel, and the first-ever academic conference devoted to the band that he produced in 2014 at Princeton University together with composer Dave Molk.

Cohen's website is giladcohen.com.

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