Josef Sprinzak was born in Jerusalem in 1962. He is a performance and interdisciplinary artist living in Tel-Aviv. He has studied Computer Science and Visual Theater in Israel, and voice in the Roy Hart Artistic Center in France. Sprinzak teaches voice and performance and is conducting PhD research on Text-Sound Art.
Sprinzak is among the first sound poets in Israel. He has been performing in various musical performance art, poetry, and theater events in Israel, Europe, and South Korea. He collaborates with Israeli musicians of the first rank in the field of contemporary music, such as JC Jones, Haggai Fershtman, Ariel Shibolet, and Ilan Green.
His artistic language is based on breaking words into syllables, using breathing techniques, and extreme vocal production. These techniques are used to interpret text in a way that enhances the physical and spatial aspects of the text, trying to reach the sources of language and making the vocal rendering an experience of total theater.
Among his works are: Tapeman (1994), maggie
and milly and molly and may (1997), Berlin Diaries (2001), The
World is Round (2002), The Story
of Ferdinand (2003), Mikraot Israel (with Adva Drori, 2005), Delete
Alef to Shutdown (2006). H”e has won Citations of Excellence at the
Phenomena International Performance Festival in Jerusalem for Tapeman (1996) and at the Acco Festival of Alternative Theater for The
World is Round (2002).