Moses Sedler

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Moses Sedler commenced his study of the classical cello repertoire, composition and improvisation in the mid-80s. He continued these studies at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. At this time, he learned composition from Janice Giteck, and Jazz improvisation from Julian Priester and Jerry Graneli. Moses eventually moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to study North Indian classical music from the world-renowned sarod master, Ali Akbar Khan, and tabla from Swapan Chaudhuri. Moses has contributed to a wide variety of ensembles combining improvisation and composition and blending the musical flavors of India, the Middle East, Western classical and jazz. He recorded several albums with the group Davka, an ensemble dedicated to exploring and expanding the traditional boundaries of Jewish music. In 1997, Moses received a commission from Alonzo Kingís Lines Contemporary Ballet to compose a piece for their fall season. Moses is actively pursuing his composing career, writing music for classical chamber ensembles.

Featured Sound Files

El Zaffa (Montfort. 4:26) iTunes. >YTmusic. Original composition based on the Egyptian wedding procession rhythm (elzaffa). From Planet Passion. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2010) CD/Gift Card, $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Semara (Montfort. 4:27) iTunes. >YTmusic. Features instruments and rhythms of the Gamelan Semar Pegulingan and performances by the original 1978 lineup of Ancient Future. Planet Passion. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2010). CD/Gift Card, $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.

Partial Discography

With Ancient Future:

With Davka: