Iddo Aharony

"Ear Taxi feels like a celebration of Chicago growing into one of the most exciting and diverse new music scenes in the country. It is a unique chance for audiences to fully engage with this music, explore its rich spectrum, and interact with the artists creating it."

Composer Iddo Aharony’s diverse body of work includes pieces for a variety of ensembles, solo instruments and electronics, along with compositions for contemporary dance, opera, and various theater and multimedia projects. His stage work, Oedipus, was premiered in 2011 at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. Aharony's acoustic and electronic music has been performed by ensembles and musicians in the United States, France, Italy, Britain, Spain, and Israel, including ensemble dal niente, Mivos Quartet, eighth blackbird, Pacifica Quartet, and soprano Tony Arnold. It was presented at festivals such as SEAMUS, NYCEMF, June in Buffalo, and the Valencia International Performance Festival. Among his awards are the 2014 soundSCAPE festival composition prize and commission (Italy), and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, VCCA, and Blue Mountain Center. He serves as Artistic Director for Chicago-based Fused Muse Ensemble and Co-Director for Project Incubator. Primary composition teachers include Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Marta Ptaszyńska, Sven-David Sandström, Jefferey Hass, Don Freund, Howard Sandroff, and Joseph Dorfman. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Chicago.