Dganit Elyakim is a composer and a sound artist. Her music depicts various aspects of the human and digital paradigm. Her oeuvre includes chamber, vocal, and electroacoustic compositions, as well as music for theatre, dance, new-media and video. In 2016, she released her debut album “Failing Better”. Elyakim is a co-founder of the new media net-art collective “Turing Dames”. From 2014, she is also the artistic director of the concert series “The Unbearable Lightness of Coherency”. In 2011, Elyakim was awarded the Israeli Prime Minister’s Prize in composition. Her music has been featured at the Gaudeamus Festival in Netherlands, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Ars Electronica in Linz and other venues across the globe. In 2018, she was a guest artist at la Cité internationale des arts in Paris and at Styria Artist in Residence in Graz. Over the years, Elyakim has been a lecturer at various institutions, including Shenkar College, the Open University and Bezalel Academy of Arts, and has participated in conferences in Israel and around the world.
Elyakim’s compositions pitch acoustic against computerised instruments, physical against virtual performers, probing those tensions and quandaries that may give rise to the spectre of the post-human. Regardless of its critical or analytical potential, her music is immediate and punchy, a muscular tussle with algorithms, clenched and combative.