I believe education is continuous. I talk regularly with university audiences and general public about my work and its traditions. Main lecture topics include:

  • Sources and Trends in the Music of Israel, an outline of the development of the art music of the new Israel.
  • The Composer in the Mirror of His Time and Place, an introduction to my work from the "Mediterranean" period of the mid-50's through the experimental 60's to my latest works.
  • Sounds and Images, an illustrated discussion of music and the visual arts as reflected in my various works, related to paintings by Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, Dali, Klee, Da Vinci, El Greco, Magritte, et al.
  • Music in The Bible and The Bible in Music, an illustrated lecture on the various aspects of music as reflected in the holy scriptures and a selection of music masterpieces based on Biblical topics.

To discuss scheduling a lecture, contact me.



World premiere of Metamorphosis, September 9, 2016

A new piece for oud and piano quartet, performed by Octopus, the Israel Pianists Quartet, together with veteran oud player Taiseer Elias, at the Tel Aviv Museum. Read more details about the performance at The Oud Couple in the Jerusalem Post.

Inauguration of the Tzvi Avni Hall, January 12, 2016

A dedication at the Saarbruecken Music School, following a recital by Heidrun Holtmann. Read more about the inauguration on the school's website: Tzvi Avni Saal -Feierliche Einweihung im Anschluss an den Klavierabend mit Heidrun Holtmann (Tzvi Avni Hall - Inauguration following the recital with Heidrun Holtmann).


Receiving the Emet Prize for Music, 2015

Enjoy the documentary video that accompanied the prize. Read the announcement at the 2015 Emet Prize website.


Gescharim (Bridges) film and panel discussion, February 26, 2014

A film about my activities in Israeli music life, followed by a panel including Richard Berman, chairman of the Jewish community Saar; Gabi Heleen Bollinger, film-author; Dr. Burkhard Jellonnek, Head of the Regional Center for Civic Education; and Dr. Friedrich Spangemacher, musical director of SR 2 Culture Radio. The event took place in Saarland, Germany, and was presented by Ursula Thilmany–Johannsen, Saarland Radio.

“See the Voices: a Musical Vision”, exhibition and concert, June 23, 2013

An exhibition and concert, held in honor of my 85th birthday and sponsored by the Jerusalem Music Center ACUM. Read a review of the event by Pamela Hickman.

Music Festival in Saarbrücken, September 19, 2011

I was the guest of honor at a music festival at the Saarbrücken Music School. Read a review of the event, Er komponiert zu Bildern von Klee und Miró (He composes music to images of Klee and Miró).

An essay for my 80th birthday, 2008

Written by my late nephew, Michael Dym, z"h. Read the essay (in German)


Additional interviews and articles are being added to this website soon!