Composer Oren Boneh (United States, b. 1991) writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’ behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction. Oren has been commissioned and performed internationally by ensembles such as Vertixe Sonora, Alarm Will Sound, Quatuor Tana, Ensemble Meitar, Proton Bern, the Divertimento Ensemble and Ensemble Reconsil. A Germany Fulbright Scholar, Oren has been selected in numerous competitions such as the 2017 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition for which he received the first prize for his piece, Winter Walks that Gravel my Voice. Oren is a PhD candidate in composition at the University of California, Berkeley where he works with Franck Bedrossian and Edmund Campion.