Multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser Yoni Silver lifts the roof off his garden shed and lets light and the outside world pour into his intimate rituals. With delicate hands moving between the objects around him, he scratches metal on metal, rubs circles of tonal washes on dishes and bows the strings of violins. Fragments of both melodic and atonal guitar notes appear in gentle waves of disquiet, punctuating the atmosphere alongside the comforting warble of garden birds. Whistling wind instrument notes rest and lean upon the pottery of percussion that dances around the swirl of sound, while guttural moans push from the depths of his stomach and out into the outside world. With an approach similar to Teijo Ito’s work in Maya Deren’s films, Yoni is able to conjure ethereal and beguiling material, but that of which is rooted in the nuts and bolts of the physical world.
Bass-clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist Yoni Silver’s activities include hyper-spectral adventures with Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble; a bass clarinet and percussion duo with Steve Noble; a bass clarinet/violin and possessed vocals duo with Sharon Gal; Denis D’or with Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley; bass clarinet and drums duo with Crystabel Riley, and solo performances on amplified bass clarinet.
He has appeared on labels such as Creative Sources, Confront Recordings, Wasted Capital, Chocolate Monk and Edition Modern.