works as composer, improviser, sound-artist and curator in Jerusalem and Jaffa. Originally coming from a classical background, he turned his attention towards Metal and Modern music, and started performing at the age of 14. As an improviser Sachs has collaborated with Philip Jeck, Keith Rowe, Daniel Padden, Adam Bohman, Mattin, C. Spencer Yeh, Oren Ambarchi, Thomas Koener, Arnaud Riviere, Sophie Angel, Marc Behrens, Achim Wollscheid, Damon Smith, Birgit Ulher, Robert Piotrowicz, Peter Jacquemyn, @c, Eric Boros, Prell and many others, mainly playing his self-developed system, the No-Input-Mixer, which he has been playing since 1998. He plays this machine regularly in the Doom-Dub-Noise outfits Lietterschpich Diet and Lietterschpich, (whose album "I Cum Blood in the Think Tank" was recently described as "Noise album of the Year" by Aquarius Records in SF) and John Zorn's "Cobra" improvising ensemble in Israel. Recently, he toured the US with his Experimental Doom Duo Cadaver Eyes, playing alongside such artists as Ruins, Can't (Jessica Rylan), Uz Jzme Doma and many others, and has performed in Europe alongside such artists as Chris Corsano, Philip Jeck, Chris Cutler, Audrey Chen, Marcus Schmickler and Leafcutter John to name but a few. One of Cadaver Eyes' tracks has been released recently on a compilation by WMFU alongside such artists as Mudhoney, Circle, Lau Nau, Half Japanese, The Ex, Psychadellic Horseshit, Steve Mackay and others. He has presented his works, lectures and compositions in such festivals as Sonorities (Belfast), Transmediale/CTM (Berlin), Festival for Jewish Culture (Krakow), Theaterformen (Hannover), Musica Genera (Sczeczin) and Skanu Mesz (Riga) as well as spaces and platforms such as Sonic Square, RecycleArt (Brusseles), Podewil, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, O Tannenbaum, M-12 (Berlin), Melkweg (Amsterdam), ITP-NYU "guest speaker" program at NYU, Death By Audio (NY), Kulturbunker (Cologne), Muffathalle (Munich), Worm (Rotterdam), THE WIRE magazine (London), Upgrade!, Sonic Process, Heara, Israeli Cinemateques (Israel) and many others. His work "Studio" with sculptor Eytan Ronel was awarded the Excellence Award by the NY International Fringe Festival. He also has collaborated extensively with sound artist Sebastian Meissner (Klimek, Random INC.), with whom he has recently released "Into The Void" (on Sub Rosa), a reflection on the old abandoned Jewish quarter Kazimierz in the city of Krakow. His works have been released on Mille Plateaux and Sub-Rosa and, as well as various labels in Israel. As a sound-artist his works tend fuse the sonic with the political, as in the case of "Yannun Yannun", which portrays the harassment of Palestinian villagers by fanatic right-wing settlers and "Dead News", recently released on Basque artist Mattin's online label Desetxea. Sachs curates events and programs which blur the dichotomy between music and art, such as "Which Way Out?", the first event to focus on sound installations in Israel, as well as a long running series of experimental music performances which he co-curates with conductor Ilan Volkov. He is also the co-curator of last year's ctrl-alt-del program (Istanbul). Along with sound poet Alex Drool, he is currently the co-curator of "Primate Arena" - a bi-weekly platform for experimental and way-off music is Tel-aviv Zimmer studios In the past, he founded and managed the Yad-Vashem bookstore - the only holocaust dedicated bookstore in Israel.
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