Interdisciplinary societal artist Meira Asher, was born in Israel and is living in the Netherlands.
Studied Tabla and Dhrupad in Varanasi-India, and traditional drumming, voice and dance of the Ga, Eve and Dagomba people of Ghana, both of which she later taught and performed.
BFA in percussion and multidisciplinary arts at California Institute of the Arts (1990). Master in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague (2002).
Art projects Dissected (album and performance 1997), Spears into Hooks (album and performance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1999), Infantry (album and performance with Guy Harries, on child manipulation and child soldiers 2001), and Face_WSLOT (album, book, art installation, and documentary film on female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone 2004) toured and published throughout the world. Co-founder (2001) of the bodylab art foundation in The Hague.
Piano and ear training, Har Nevo conservatory, Tel Aviv
Photography, Camera Obskura Inst., Tel Aviv
Tabla with Pandit Badri Maharaj & Dhrupad singing with Dr. Ritwik Sanyal, Varanasi, India
Latin & Orchestral Percussion, Rubin Academy, Jerusalem
Music therapy course with Dr. Noa Blass, Tel Aviv
BFA Percussion & Interdisciplinary arts, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles
Summer course in Tabla & Dhrupad singing, Ali Akbar College of Music, San Francisco
Traditional drumming, dance & voice of the Eve, Ga and Dagomba tribes with various masters in Akra, Anyako & Tamale, Ghana
Sonology course, Koninklijk conservatory, The Hague
Mmus Sonology, Koninklijk conservatory, The Hague
Music sessions with Autistic youth, Eitanim Institute, Jerusalem
Music sessions with 8-10 yrs old, Broshim special education school, Jerusalem
Pre-music annual workshops for the tender age, own studio, Jerusalem
Lecture-demos of North Indian and Ghanaian music, various universities, academies and institutes throughout Israel
Short and annual workshops for Eve music and dance, Suzan Dalal Center, Bikurei Haitim center and many more, Israel
Educational concerts and workshops via Jeunesses Musicales, Omanut La'am and various promoters in numerous Schools, Community and cultural centres, Israel.
1 year cross-cultural instrumental course, 1 semester traditional voice techniques course, Rimon school of Jazz and Contemporary music, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
'Musical Visit to West Africa' Broadcast University Series for the IDF Radio, Israel.
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