Zoe Polanski is a Tel Aviv based composer, songwriter, producer, singer, and guitar player. Her uniquely textured compositions range across genres such as ambient, dream-pop, and post-rock, and they have been described as: “Journeys through geographies of musical time” (Ben Shalev, “Ha’aretz” Newspaper, 2017). Originally trained as a guitar player, Polanski was involved with several former projects – such as her loopy lo-fi post-rock solo act “Bela Tar ” (between 2010 and 2017), her dream-pop band “Reo” (between 2013 and 2017) and many other musical groups in Tel Aviv. In present days she is composing for film and releasing her new album titled “Violent Flowers” with the New-York label Youngbloods.
Polanski Played concerts and festivals around the world such as CMJ, Reeperbahn and the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. She played as the opening act for international artists such as Tame Impala, Swans, Mark Kozelek, Laetitia Sadier, Sleep Party People, and Alessandro Cortini. Polanski performance work includes guitar playing for acclaimed Israeli artists such as Yali Sobol, Dana Berger, and Riff Cohen. When not performing, Polanski composes for film. Noteworthy works are Inertia by Idan Haguel (2015), Sarajevo Songs of Woe by Fred Kelemen (2017), Hidden Face by Eyal Datz (2018).
Polanski is a winner of the 2020 Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts in the “promising artist” category. She also received an artist grant from Mifal HaPais in 2020.