Israeli musician Emmanuel Witzthum is a composer, violist, installation artist, and director of The Lab (Hama'abada) in Jerusalem, a venue for experimental theater, dance, and music. He has also served as musical advisor to the Israel Festival, the premier festival for the arts in Israel. In Dissolving Localities, a recent work, Witzthum invited audio/visual artists to come to Jerusalem and "perform" the city as a “musical/visual” instrument. Mr. Witzthum will be hosted by the Department of Music while at Berkeley in early spring 2012. In addition to delivering a public lecture, he will be involved in activities with the Magnes Museum and the Department of Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies. Mr. Witzthum’s residency is made possible in collaboration with the Schusterman Family Foundation's Visiting Artist program.