1989 Bosmat, Haifa, electronics engineering
and computer technology, teaching degree, Ministry of Education teaching
1994 Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, BA in composition, jazz
2007 Bar - Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Doctor of Philosophy in Music, PHD in composition.
Subject of Doctorate: John Coltrane and Nicolas Slonimsky - Music
theory as an unexpected inspirational encounter,
Directed by Professor Lewensohn Gideon and
Professor Olivero Betty.
"Echoes of Eternity" -Fantasia for violin solo and
1996- Senior teacher at the high school
Carmel Zevulun music department.
1998-2001 Middle school teacher music school Reut
2003- Lecturer at Bar - Ilan University Department
2009- Lecturer at the college music Levinsky
College of Education in Tel Aviv.
2010- Lecturer at the Open University.
2012 Lecturer at the Academy of
Music and Dance in Jerusalem.
Bar-Ilan University - Music Department
Composition in the Digital era
Acoustics and Instrumentation
Midi - The Computer in the home studio
Max/msp - Music Composition & Algorithms
Creating and editing with Samplers
The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Signal processing and synthesis techniques
Music and Technology: History and Literature
Levinsky College of Education
piano accompaniment and arrangement
History of Jazz Music
Music & cinema
Open University - Music Department
Music creation with Finale music software
History of Jazz Music
Harmony of jazz
Orchestration and Arrangements
jazz workshop - small and bigbands
Software - Max/msp, Matlab, Praat, Scala, supecollider, ableton
2012- Chairman of the Israel Composers' League.
Fields of Research
Music composition with spectral observation, implementation and acoustic
instruments combined with computerized technological tools.
Honors and awards
2010 ACUM Prize for his work "Echoes of Eternity" - Fantasia
for violin solo and orchestra.
2011 Prime Minister’s Prize Israel.
2011 Finalist for the Aberdeen Music Prize.
Performances (partial list)
SNU Symphony Orchestra (Korea), the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
(Moscow), members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Scotland),
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Japan), T'ang
Quartet (Singapore), St Andrews New Music Ensemble (Scotland), Ensemble Kaprizma (Israel),
Israel Contemporary Players, the Arab & Jewish ensembles of the Israeli
Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble,
The Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta
orchestra of Beer-Sheva and many others.
Cohen's music has been performed at events including "ACL Asian
Contemporary Music Festival"
(2003/JAPAN, 2009/KOREA, 2012/ISRAEL, 2013/ SINGAPORE), ISCM,
contemporary music festival "Moscow Autumn"(2006), "Aberdeen
Music Prize" (2011),
34th Annual "Bowling Green New
Music Festival" (2013), "Israeli Music Festival"(2004, 2012).
of Eternity, Fantasia for
violin solo and orchestra (2006)
DSCH, for chamber orchestra (2006)
2 Ladino Songs,
for small orchestra with ethnic vocals (2004)
Enchanted Morning, concerto for flute, harp, perc and
string orchestra (2005)
Capture, for chamber orchestra tape and live electronics (2009)
Seven flashes of thoughts, Fantasia for orchestra
Sketch for a Self Portrait,
concerto for clarinet and orchestra (2004)
And the echo died away, for string orchestra and vocals (2013)
commissioned by Tel Aviv soloist ensemble,
Conductor Barak Tal, Soprano, Hadas Faran-Asia,
Mezzo-soprano, Shahar Lavi. Poems by:
Leah Goldberg and Rachel Bluwstein.
Ragnarok, for large ensemble. Commissioned
by Sally Beamish and The University of St Andrews Music Centre (2013).
for Bigband, Ethnic soloist singer, Choir and Oud. Israeli Music Festival (2012), Duration: 6:33"
Enigma, for viola
solo and ensemble (2015), commissioned by Ensemble Meitar,
conducted by Pierre-André Valade,
Moshe Aharonov. Premiere at the center for new music, Tel Aviv, Tel-Aviv.
Mistorin, for accordion duo
(2014), commissioned by Duo Furioso: Mirko Jevtović and Nikolina Furić. Premiere
Mipnej Mah?, for violin, clarinet, cello and piano (2014), based on themes from J. Engel, op. 35, Hadibuk.
Premiered at Levinsky College of Education.
Apsis, for Piccolo, Baritone Sax
and Tuba (2013), Performed by Noa Even, Elise Roy, Mary MacKinnon, USA.
Hkafil, for string trio and flute (2004)
Association - quartet for tenor sax, accordion, vibraphone and contrabass
septet for perc, ney flute, Arabic violin, ud,
flute, violin, bass (2004)
Shadows of Mind, music for jazz quintet (2003)
From earth to wind, for solo accordion and narrator (2004)
Games, Songs and Dances,
for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano (2005)
Second Sight, for piano, vibraphone, bass, cello, accordion and 2 vocals,
Invitation, Duet for cello and piano (2004)
Radical Daily Reflection, trio for violin clarinet and piano (2006)
Circles of Time
for Trumpet string quartet (2011)
Nuance for harp solo, (2009)
Second Message from Dmitri,
Quintet for Piano and
Experiences, for ensemble (2011) Duration: 7”
for 2 piano's (2003
Duet for Sax and Piano
Schizophrenia, Duet for Alto Sax and Marimba (2011)
On another note,
(collage of stories), Quartet for soprano sax, vibraphone,
piano and contrabass (2012)
Chronicles skip the
Circumstances for Marimba solo (2012)
Butterfly Flaps its Wings.... for
string trio Arabic ud and live electronics (2004)
I have outlived the night, for mezzo‐soprano, digital narrator and double
projectors (2014), commissioned by Angelica Cathariou,
Performed in Greek.
Variation on an old Story, For Violin, soundtrack
and live electronics (2014), Premiered Cordelia Hagmann at HaTeiva, Tel Aviv - Jaffa.
The double, music for flute and
processed flute (2003) premiered in Bar-ilan
A Tale of Nature, for Solo electric guitar
and triggered-tape (2011) commissioned by Nico Couck Duration: 6"
for computer in memorial of Luciano Berio
(2003) Duration: 10”
Spring is here, electronic composition
after Le Sacre du printemps
(2001) Duration: 11”
Sax Metamorphose, for soprano sax and live
electronics (2003) Duration: 8”
pANIkA, for ensemble and
electronics (supercollider). Commission by: Ensemble Meitar
Music Composition With colors and movements tracking (2008)
a project in memorial of Yossi Banai,
for violin solo and real-time graphics control sound processing, inspired by
short story of Jorge Luis Borges
for documentary film wins Haifa international film festival (2005)