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Avi Amon

Brooklyn, NY            

AVI AMON is an award-winning composer, sound artist, and educator. His works include THE WHITE CITY with Julia Gytri (Yale Institute, O’Neill National Music Theater Conference, Richard Rogers Award Finalist), JEUNE TERRE with Gabrielle Reisman (Barnard), PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONE with Claire Kiechel (Civilians), and several sound installations in a 100-year old grain silo in Buffalo, New York. As a lead artist in Target Margin Theater’s SINDBAD LAB, Avi created INSHALLAH/MASHALLAH which sonically dismantles and rebuilds all seven voyages from the classic Sindbad tales from The Thousand and One Nights. His his original scores for theater, film, dance, and experiential art have been developed or presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Opera Commission), Spoleto Festival USA (with tap dancer, Ayodele Casel), New York Theater Workshop, Prospect Theater, Prague Film Festival, BAM, Lincoln Center, La Mama, and HERE Arts, among others. Residencies and awards: Berkeley REP, The Playwrights Center, Princeton, Exploring the Metropolis at JCAL, Judson Arts, Yale REP, Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant, Target Margin Theater, New Dramatists, Hi-ARTS, Weston Playhouse.  Avi is the resident composer at the 52nd Street Project and teaches at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Salonika (music by Avi Amon, words by Julia Gytri)

Salonika, Greece. 1941. As the Axis powers move into the city, its Jewish population begins to experience a small taste of the very real horrors to come. A young boy and girl escape the tensions and trials of the world around them by disappearing into an absurd, magical realm of make-believe. Experimenting with traditional Ladino folklore, the mixing of languages, Ottoman shadow play, and musical fusions of middle eastern/electronica sounds, Salonika explores the inevitable ways in which we are all connected through the power of storytelling.

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RATED BLACK Soundtrack

Soundscape and music composed for Kareem Lucas’ one-man-show, RATED BLACK, as presented at Teatro Circulo in New York City.

RATED BLACK features Kareem Lucas onstage wielding his penetrating wit and humorous insight to grapple with the complicated topics of love, relationships, race, identity, and home. Nothing is off limits in this sophisticated yet crass excavation of a modern American life. Directed by LA Williams.

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