Yael Acher / Modiano
Flutist & composer
-"Spell binding, action packed and deeply original"- Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen.
-”The alert and poetic flute of the leader interact their inventive lines, supported by a dynamic energetic rhythm”- JAZZ magazine, Paris.
- “The idea of light emerging, dying, emerging again is a sensual one and it is done here with great beauty and avocation” – New Music Connoisseur, NYC.
-“Suite for the Spirits” conjures water nymphs with subs aqueous wow drifting overdub interplay, wavy arpeggios, and eerie inhalations… Sophisticated multitracks and electronics create glinting, spooky “Audio Images”.” By Fred Bouchard, All About Jazz, NYC.
A native of Tel Aviv, Yael Acher Graduated with a BA degree in music and Classical flute performance from the Rubin Academy for Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She has lived and worked as a performer, composer, and educator in Copenhagen since 1992. In 2003, she took a certificate course in MAX/MSP, at Harvestworks, New York, and in 2005 she won a Fulbright scholarship to study Composition at NYU and Hunter College. Since then she has resided and worked in New York.
Acher is a multiple genre instrumentalist & composer: performing Classical, Modern, Free-Improvisation, Progressive electro/instrumental Jazz, Free Jazz, Latin, Funky and Electronics - with ensembles, choirs, Modern Dance and DJs.
Among her many credits are performances: at the Blue Note, Bargemusic, Church of Transfiguration, Roulette, Bowery Poetry Club, in NYC. Susan Dellal Centre for Modern Dance, in Tel-Aviv, the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, and Lille2004, in France.
She cooperates as a composer/performer with choreographer/dancers such as: Kim Itoh (Japan), Tim Rushton (UK), and Ellis Wood (NYC).
Junk”KAT” & Modiano- Since the early 90s, Acher has been the leader of an electro-instrumental progressive groove jazz group. The band has performs throughout Europe and New York, in collaboration with rappers, DJs and video artists. Acher is also involved in the free-jazz scene, performing with artists in Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Milano and New York.
Her music has been reviewed internationally in New Music Connoisseur, and Cadence Magazine in NYC, Jazz Magazine (France), etc. It has been broadcast in Denmark, Spain, France, Rumania and the USA.
She is the recipient of many grants, including awards from the Fulbright Commission, American Scandinavian Society, Copenhagen Culture Foundation, Danish Art Council, Danish Artists Union, Danish Jazz Foundation, Danish Musicians Union.
Her music was releases on:
July 01: “Redcar”, MODIANO 0501, featuring “KaT”-inDusrtial.
April 03: “MODIANO”, MODIANO 0203 featuring “KaT”-inDusrtial.
October 06:“La Belle Ombre”, Capstone Records CPS-8768, featuring Contemporary solo flute & electronics