Biography

Born in in New York 1957, Haim grew up in Jerusalem. After a classical music education he met and was deeply influenced by the Roy Hart Theater, a group of vocal explorers in the south of France : voice, movement, imagination and another vision of what life can be.


After living and working with the Roy Hart Theater for four years Haim moved to Paris where he composes, sings, writes and teaches voice.

He collaborates with the Philippe Genty Company, Comédie Poitou-Charentes, Galapiat Circus, Theatre Organic and the Lille Conservatory.

Haim is currently touring his SOLO CONCERT as well as performing with the NAZZAZZAN QUARTET.





© Guillaume Blanchon

Recent Creations

SOLO CONCERT

For voice, piano, water bucket and floor rag.

Haim's path has followed the Roy Hart Theater, dance and clowning. Fascinated by things written and unwritten Haim weaves compositions, improvisations, songs and vocal textures. 

Haim Isaacs voice, piano, shruti box, water bucket, sanza / Jean-Marc Colet artistic direction

Created in 2014 : Paris, Montbéliard, Saint Brieuc, Rennes, La Dordogne, Les Cévennes, Montpellier, Barcelone.

 


© Didier Monge

NAZZAZZAN QUARTET

Four musicians improvise in joyful complicity : double bass vociferations about me, myself and I... A water percussion duo... a false blues trio... a foursome wall of sound... a Kill Bill hommage... sprinklings of songs from Brittany and Scotland...

Matthieu Beaudin accordeon, voice / Cyrille Froger piano, percussions, voice / Gaël Ascal double bass / Haim Isaacs voice

Created in 2015 : Studio de L'Ermitage - Paris, ACP - Paris, Festival Les Arts’franchis Saint-André de Monflanquin, concerts en appartements, Festival La Voix est Libre -Paris

 


© Guillaume Blanchon

BOI

BOI ( meaning « wood » and « drink » in French) is the story of a drunk acrobat who tries to bounce back. It’s the story of a musician who accompanies the wood man in his downward spiral and final rebirth.

Jonas Seradin acrobat  /  Haim Isaacs voice

Created in 2015 : Neerpelt - Belgium


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LONGTEMPS JE ME SUIS COUCHE TARD

Rites of passage... language... taking care of another person's body... transformations through dance and music.

Sarath Amarasingam choreography, danse
 / Haim Isaacs voice, piano, dance

2011 - 2013 : Maison du Théâtre et de la Danse 
Épinay-sur-Seine, Regard du Cygne, Dimanche au Garage – Rennes, 
la Voilerie Danses, Micadanses, Studio Danse Théâtre et Musique, Vitry sur Seine

 


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FREEPOP

A meeting point between free improvisation and song : Joni Mitchell, Sting, James Taylor, Michael Jackson et Stevie Wonder.

Stefano Genovese piano, accordeon and objets sonores / Haim Isaacs voice

2009 - 2010 : Slovénie, La maison du Conte - Chevilly Larue
, Comme Vous Emoi – Montreuil, Monastère de Fonte Avellana - Italie, Regard du Cygne – Paris

 

 

 

THE HOLE IN THE WALL

"Things written and unwritten"

Based on Haim Isaacs’ compositions the concert navigates between written music and improvisation, between conventional instruments (piano, trumpet) and objets sonores (water, plastic, sea shell and broom). 

Izidor Leitinger flugelhorn, piano, voice, shofar, sea shell / Haim Isaacs piano and voice

2007 - 2009 : Théâtre la MaMa - New York, Mimo Festival – Brésil, La Slovénie, Eglise St Eustache – Paris, Monastère de Fonte Avellana - Italie, Chapelle Ste Marie d'en Haut – Grenoble, L'enclos paroissial de Runan, Bretagne
 Couvent Alternatif, Camlez, Bretagne, Theater Vrijburcht – Amsterdam, Le Regard du Cygne – Paris, Roy Hart Théâtre - les Cévennes

 

Improvised music

I’ve had the joy of singing with these artists during concerts of improvised music.

Gaël Ascal double bass / Matthieu Beaudin accordeon, voice/ Cyrille Froger piano, percussions, voice / Stefano Genovese piano, accordeon / Izidor Leitinger flugelhorn / Michel Thouseau double bass / Renaud Pion clarinet / Payâm Akhshik santour / Abbi Patrix storytelling / Sarath Amarasingam dance / Rémi Yulzari double bass / Baptiste Arnaud clarinet / Marco Quaesimin double bass / Christophe Dellers bandoneon / Gyohei Zaitsu Buto dance / Khadija el Mahdi mask, text / Thanduxolo Bezana song, gumboots / Gigi Lamorose clown / Dany Thepenler machines / Aurélie Pichon bass clarinet / Shankar Kirpalani cello / Macdara Smith trumpet, voice / Fred André voice / Cathy Grouet dance / Mathias Desmier guitar / Kazumi Fuchigami dance / Linda Edsjo percussions / Joao Gonzalez Gracio percussions / Jean-Philippe Costes Muscat dance / Antoine Banville percussions / Kumi Iwase saxophone / Sylvain Lemêtre percussions / neKomata dance / June Mcgrane voice, improvised text / Yannick Lopez accordeon / Mam’Sika voice / Marie Estève voice / Patrice Jardinet bugle, electronics / Jean Gabriel Massardier video composition in real time

 

 


Vocal director

2016

Paysages Intérieurs Cie Philippe Genty
Le Cid (Corneille) CDN Poitou-Charentes (Yves Beaunesne)
Cave Canum Cie Azeïn (Audrey Louwet)
Vavangaz Ti Katorz (Cazal) Cie Zafer (Nelly Cazal)

2015

Intrigue et Amour (Schiller) CDN Poitou-Charentes (Yves Beaunesne)
Nouvelles représailles (H. Levin) Cie les Héliades (Véronique Widock) 
Aragon en Chansons Sylvain Fontimpe and Clement Caratini
Mad #47# (Brie) Cie Gakokoé (Mohamed Guellati)

2014

L’Annonce Faite à Marie (Claudel) CDN Poitou-Charentes (Yves Beaunesne)
Mahâbhârata La Maison du Conte (Abbi Patrix)
BOI Galapiat Cirque (Jonas Séradin)
Dédoublez moi Galapiat Cirque (Barbara Gay)
Les Elles Cie Amara (Emmanuelle de Gasquet)
La Corde et On Cie L'Hydragon (Valentin Bellot)
Small Cie Aruspice Circus (Bruno Robert)
Vous (Vincent Gaffet)

2013

Ne M’oublie Pas Cie Philippe Genty
Shilpkes Cabaret Yiddish

2011

Musiques Intérieure Trondelag University, Norvège
Antigone (Sophocle) Théâtre du Temps Pluriel (Olivier Broda) (composer and vocal direction)
Tram des Balkans (Vincent Gaffet)

2010

Voyageurs Immobiles Cie Philippe Genty

Before 2010

Illico Quintet Strings and Voice  / The Coat (Gogol) Théâtre de la Jacquerie / The Mandragore (Machiavel) Cie Art Scénicum, (vocal dir. and composition) / Liliom (Molnàr) Théâtre de la Jacquerie / Cabaret Monstre Théâtre de la Jacquerie / Femmes, guerre et comédie (Brasch) Théâtre Alibi (vocal dir. and composition) / Théâtre alchimique Panthéâtre

Cd's

The Hole in the Wall composer, lead singer 2006

Cathy Gringelli composer, back up vocals 2002

Haurogné à 4 voix arranger, back up vocals 2002

The Bastard’s Paradise composer, lead singer 1997

Racines dans l’air singer with Livia Koppmann 1992

 

Studies

Voice Roy Hart Théâtre 

Classical singing Judy Axelrod, Dov Kaplan, Patricia Palamara 

Theory and harmony San Francisco State University

Experimental vocal improvisation Izidor Leitinger, Alex Grillo, Phil Minton, Joelle Leandre 

Vocal jazz Pierrick Hardy, Andrew Crocker, Roger Letson, Sara Lazarus, David Linx, Rhiannon 

Indian vocal percussion Marylène Ingremeau 

Buto dance Gyohei Zaitsu 

Contemporary dance Karim Sebar, Julyen Hamilton, Olivier Besson, Jean Marc Colet, Trudy Kressel, Paola Piccolo, Dominique Dupuis, Françoise Dupuis, Jackie Taffenel

Storytelling Abbi Patrix, Ben Haggerty

Choreographic theater Enrique Pardo  

Clown Eric Bouet, Fred Robbe, Daniel Bourgy, Nino Montalto, Bataclown, Ludor Citrik 

Tchi Qong François Liu

Yoga Iyengar

 

Publications

Her Flat Was Dry Ginosko literary journal, February 2013   

Tzipora Workers Write Journal ! June 2012 

Old Tom Thumb Mochila Review, May 2011

Zouhira Massachusetts Review, September 2010

Tzipora finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award, May 2010

 

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