Yoni Niv and Alex Ness are both Ph.D. candidates in music composition and theory at New York University.
Yoni's music has been performed by distinguished new music ensembles such as Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (KNM Berlin), International Music Ensemble (ICE), Due East, Either/Or Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Musica Nova ensemble and others. His works have been presented internationally at venues and festivals such as Tel Aviv Museum, the Chelsea Art Museum, Tenri Cultural Institute, Thalia Theatre, Harvestworks Digital Media, Felicja Blumental Music Center, Merkin Hall, Goethe Institute (NY), Brooklyn Electro-Acoustic Festival, Vdance Festivel (Tel-Aviv Cinematheque), Bushwick Art Biennial, Cologne and NY Mix Film Festival, the International Conference for Computer Music (ICMC), and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the Untied States (SEAMUS).
Alex's compositions include works for the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, Talea Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Hot Air/Tight Strings (Erica Ball and Kylie Collins), and Due East. His composition "Shruti", written for violist Amy Cimini, can be heard on "The Language Of", a CD released by quietdesign records. As Glissando bin Laden himself, he sings and plays electronics on "Drone Level Orange", released by Carrier Records itself. As a music theorist, Alex designed the curriculum for "Playground Sessions" (piano lesson software featuring David Sides), and is currently writing a dissertation on the role of acoustics in Enlightenment musical thought.
Together, Yoni and Alex have performed their five audiovisual compositions at the Stone and St. Mark's Church. Last spring, they co-taught an experimental composition course at the New School.