I try to work like a gardener - giving water and cutting when needed, but knowing that the actual growth will always remain beyond my reach.
Dr. Igal Myrtenbaum is a composer, lecturer and educator. His work and passion ranges from synchronizing sounds to studying how people synchronize, through learning communities and multi-cultural environments. Composing both electronic and music for acoustic instruments, his projects and works are performed world-wide and he is giving lectures and clinics to a variety of audiences from different cultures and backgrounds.
His workshops mostly deal with emergent properties as manifested in natural phenomena and dramatic expression, often aided by digital tools. He is a co-founder of the ‘Music and Technology Studies’ at the Bar- Ilan University and has been researching and developing tools for music educators. Committed to explore music in creating cultural bridges, he was invited to lead projects dedicated to cultural preservation and empowerment (“Izozo” - Yangareko foundation”, the Guarani indigenous community, Bolivia), and art education ventures (Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, FICA).
His collaboration with Prof. B.V. Suresh from the University of Hyderabad (India) resulted in the creation of a series of workshops that inspired artists from multiple backgrounds and led to an ongoing research project focused on innovative learning methods entitled `Analog Networks`.
Igal Myrtenbaum is the recipient of the "Arts and Science Landau Prize" 2019, and the "Prime Minister's Prize for Composers" 2021.