Born on 7 December in Haifa
Studies composition at the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music
Studies composition with Dieter Schnebel in Berlin (DAAD scholarship)
Studies composition with Roger Reynolds in San Diego
Fellowship of the International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt
Taught at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt
Asahi Shimbun Fellowship Prize
Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship
Professor of composition at the University of California, San Diego
World premiere of "Pnima...ins Innere" at the Munich Biennale
"Pnima...ins Innere" wins the Bavarian Theatre Prize and is chosen as "World premiere of the Year" by Opernwelt's annual critic survey.
Composer's Prize by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
World premiere of "Winter Songs I and II"
Foundation and Direction of the Summer Academy for young composers in Schloss Solitude near Stuttgart
Rockefeller Foundation Prize
Composer in Residence at the Salzburg Festival
Taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
World premiere of "Zaïde / Adama" at the Salzburg Festival
Fromm Foundation Award
Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music composition at Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Teaches composition at the International Festival & Summer Course for New Music "Tzill Meudcan"
Guggenheim Fellowship Award
Composer in Residence at the Lucerne Festival
World premiere of "At the fringe of our gaze" and "White Wind Waiting"