Assaf Talmudi (born 1976, israel) is a composer, record-producer, researcher and accordionist.
One of Israel’s leading record-producers, he has worked with top Israeli recording artists, among other, Shlomi Shaban, Assaf Amdursky, Beri Sacharof, Rona Kenan and Noam Rotem. He has produced several records for major label companies, achieving commercial and critical success.
Currently a PhD student at the department of music in the University of Bar Ilan, working on interdisciplinary research in the fields of music evolution, artificial intelligence and complex systems. The research is conducted under the guidance of Professor Jonathan Berger, of Stanford University. He holds a B.A from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, The Netherlands in the fields of composition and computer-music. He has presented his research and compositions around the world during the last 10 years. Assaf is a lecturer at Haifa University’s department of music and at Musrara art college, Jerusalem, teaching experimental computer music and music production.
As an instrumentalist, Assaf is touring the world with his band Oy Division, a band specializing in the reconstruction of old-school eastern-european Jewish folk music. Together with Dan Kahn and Psoy they have recorded the polemic Jewish music album der Unteternzional.