Limited Term Appointment beginning August 15, 2010
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5163
Office: S-GM 500-31
has taught electroacoustic composition, performance, history, and ear
training at Concordia since 2005. He also teaches sound recording,
digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, sampling, and sound for image at
Formation Musitechnic since 2007.
collaboration with other faculty members, Eldad has been involved for
several years with developing an ear training method specialized for
electroacoustic studies at Concordia's music department, using auditory
scene analysis, perception, and brain studies as theoretical
foundations, and mixed-method action research as an educational model.
This method is geared at improving aural segregation, discrimination,
identification, and integration skills of EA students and to develop an
aural flexibility with tonal, none-tonal, and unpitched aural stimuli,
enhancing students' abilities in all other courses in the curriculum.
has also given related talks and taught ear training workshops at
Toronto Electroacoustic Symposiums, NAISA's Sound Travels Intensive, and
CRES/CFRO Co-op Radio (Vancouver). His related writings have been
published and his doctoral research in music education at BU is also on
Involvement with the EA community:
Canadian director of 60x60, Eldad recently organized several music,
dance, and multimedia shows, including "60x60 Order of Magnitude" - a
10-hour long show at the FOFA gallery as part of Congress 2010. The show
comprised 600 compositions, all one-minute-long, by 600 different
composers (the most ever programmed in a single show), with 600
improvisations by 20 dancers coordinated by Stéphanie Bernard, and 10
hours of live video by Michael Plante.
Eldad is also the treasurer of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) - Canada's national EA organization.
artistic highlights include From My Home to Your Home (a telematic duet
with David Eagle for Deep Wireless 2010 Festival in Toronto), Tikkun
Nefesh for solo instrument and 14-channel electronics (commissioned by
trombonist Haim Avitsur), and Homo Religiosus (an interreligious piece
containing prayers and interviews recorded in places of worship of five
Eldad's works won prizes and mentions in
international competitions including Washington Project for the Arts and
Kraft Media Prize 2009, Miniaturas Electroacústicas 2008, Deep Wireless
/ CBC Outfront Residency 2008, Bourges 2007, Madrid Abierto 2007, ZKM's
Shortcuts: Beauty 2006, and Harbourfront Centre's New Canadian Sound
His music is released on Confluencias, ERMMedia, Capstone
Records, NAISA, ElektraMusic, Vibrö, Vox Novus, and JAZZIS, and
published by Editions BIM (Switzerland). Performers of his music include
the Bulgarian Philharmonic, Cygnus Ensemble, Haim Avitsur, and Silvie
Eldad received his education at
Boston University, CUNY Graduate Center, Mannes College of Music, Rimon
School of Jazz and Musitechnic. He studied composition under David Loeb,
David Olan, David Del Tredici, and Tim Brady, Schenkerian Analysis
under Carl Schachter, and contemporary music theory under Philip
Rupprecht and Philip Lambert.