Tomer Damsky

Tomer Damsky is a musician, performer and sound artist ranging from contemporary repertoire and experimental composition to multimedia installations and performances deriving from noise and drone music. In her works Damsky explores voice, drums, improvisation, electronics and amplified metal sculpture, seeking live and unexpected oddities. Graduate of the New Music Department in Musrara School of Arts in Jerusalem, Performance and Movement studies at the School of Visual Theater, and a BA in Cinema and Theater at the Open University. Winner of the Gross Fund Grant (2011-2013), the Meitar Family scholarship for excellence (2012-2014) and the America-Israel Fund Grant in Visual Arts (2015). Participant of various stage and musical projects, including the electroacoustic bow duo Talk To Your Totem, the theatrical Doom-Metal parody PARVE and the musical theater piece The General And The Sea. Damsky creates music and sound installations for cinema, video and stage works. Collaborated with musicians and cross-genre artists such as Eran Sachs, Noam Inbar, Yonatan Levi, Yasmeen Godder, Ludo Mich, Noa Dar, James Rashford, Maya Dunietz, Ilan Volkov, Chris Ripken, Meira Asher, Jewlia Eisenberg, Boris Oicherman, Ronald Boerson, Cranck Sturgeon, Eric Boros, Jack Faber.

Active in the Improv and DIY scene, Damsky curates and produces sound performances and cross-genre events in both formal and underground frames. She is one of the founders of Studio Straus, co-curator at the Mazkeka, member of the independent JLM based art collective Raash-Hour and co-founder of the independent gallery “2000” opened in the former space of Uganda, JLM. Since 2012 she teaches sound for theater in Emunah College, leads vocal ensembles and gives with her artistic partner Yaniv Schonfeld workshops of hacking, field recording and electronic music.

Performed and exhibited around Europe in Cologne, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Leipzig and more, and within Israel in Suzan Dalal, Hateiva, Levontin 7, Hachanut Gallery-Theatre, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Barbur Gallery, The Science Museum, The International Puppet Festival, The Jerusalem Season of Culture - The Frontline Festival & The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, Tectonics Festival, Beit Mazia Theatre, Uganda, Musrara Mix Festival, Hansen House, InDnegev Festival, Yearot Menashe Festival and more.

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