Yitzhak Sadai

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Sadai, Yizhak (b. May 13, 1935, Sofia). Bulgarian-born Israeli composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a writer.Prof. Sadai studied composition with Alexander Boskovich at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv from 1951-56 and later studied composition privately with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Josef Tal. He also attended Darmstadt in 1962 and 1964 and had fruitful contact with Pierre Schaeffer in Paris in 1966.As a writer, he has contributed articles and essays on musical epistemology, musical phenomenology and musical perception to American, Croatian, French, German, and Spanish journals. He has also written the books Methodology of the Theory of Music (1960, Akademon), Harmony in its Systemic and its Phenomenological Aspects (1980, Yanetz) and Traité de sujets musicaux – envers une épistémologie musicale (2003, L\'Harmattan).He taught composition as a senior lecturer at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem from 1960-81 and at the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel-Aviv University from 1966-80. He later founded the electronic music studio at the Rubin Academy of Music of Tel-Aviv University in 1974, where he taught analysis, composition, music theory, and other subjects as Professor of Music from 1980-2003. In addition, he has guest-lectured in Europe and the USA.He has lived in Israel since 1949.The Israel Music Institute and Israeli Music Publications publish his music.