Dr. Shai Cohen (b. 1968) is a composer, educator, and jazz performer. He is the chairman of the Israel Composers’ League and an active member in ACUM (Authors’, Composers’ & Publishers’ Association). He specializes in diverse fields ranging from free improvisation to electronic and contemporary classical music. His music has been played at events including the Asian Contemporary Music Festival (2003/Japan, 2009/Korea, 2012/Israel, 2013/Singapore, 2016/Vietnam), “Moscow Autumn” the ISCM contemporary music festival (2006), the Aberdeen Music Prize (2011), the 34th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival (2013), the Israeli Music Festival (2004, 2012) and performed by musicians and ensembles like the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (Vietnam), the SNU Symphony Orchestra (Korea), the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Moscow), members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Scotland), Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Japan), the T’ang Quartet (Singapore), the St. Andrews New Music Ensemble (Scotland), Ensemble Kaprizma (Israel), Israel Contemporary Players, the Arab & Jewish ensembles of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta Orchestra of Beer-Sheva and many others. Cohen is the director of the Music and Technology Programme at Bar-Ilan University. He teaches courses in audio synthesis, advanced studio recording, a live electronics workshop, arduino workshop, max/msp/jitter applications, sound engineering, audio applications and a music cognition workshop. He is also a lecturer at the Levinsky College of Education and in the Open University Music Department.