An Israeli composer born September 1, 1985 in Tel Aviv (Israel).
Sivan Eldar studied the piano and singing in Tel Aviv (Israel). She continued her apprenticeship in the USA (United World College of New Mexico, New England Conservatory of Boston), where she followed the courses for composition, piano and ethnomusicology while also being interested in the environment, politics and technologies. She then studied with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox and Myra Melford at the University of California in Berkeley, where she obtained a doctorate of composition (2016). Eldar also worked on new technologies at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies) and the BCNM (Berkeley Center for New Media), before taking the course in composition and computer music of Ircam (2016-2017), where she developed new tools for her vocal writing.
Sensitive to dramaturgy, Sivan Eldar has a particular interest in the sensorial experience of sound and its relationship with live spectacle. Her music explores the notion of time, memory and space, from which there emanates a poetic of sound and of silence. She collaborates closely with artistes in the domains of the theatre, dance and the visual arts, as well as with stage directors (Aurélie Lemaignen) and authors (Amyra Leon, Cordelia Lynn). In the course of her encounters and residencies, Eldar composes for all formations, from solo instrument to orchestra, not forgetting the voice, electronics and sound installations. Her works include Compositions for leaves, an installation first performed at the festival Impuls in Graz, Austria (2013); Tongue of wood, theatrical composition for piano and electronics, first performed by Marina Kantor at the Skrz Festival of Prague (2013); Transgression sur l'escalier du diable for ensemble, premiered by the International Ensemble Modern Akademie conducted by Emilio Pomarico at the festival ManiFeste in Paris (2015); Heave for six voices and electronics, first performed by the ensemble Exaudi conducted by James Weeks at the festival of Royaumont in Asnière-sur-Oise (2018); A Woman Spilled for orchestra, first performed by the Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie conducted by Magnus Fryklund (2019); Solicitations for string quartet, first performed by the Diotima Quartet at the festival Présences in Paris (2019). With the dramaturge Cordelia Lynn, Sivan Eldar is preparing her first opera, Like flesh, for the 2021-2022 season, a work commissioned by Lille Opera, in coproduction with Ircam and the ensemble Le Balcon.
Sivan Eldar is in residence with the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie for three seasons (2019-2022).