Nissim Schaul is a Paris-based American composer with a penchant for unusual sonorities and ancient instruments. His music for period and modern instruments takes the flexibility of much Baroque notation as a point of departure.
The New York Times calls Nissim's music "spare and whispered, with a dissonant but compelling edge that keeps you fascinated." In October 2014, Nissim and the Baroque ensemble Flying Forms released the CD, New Music for Old Instruments, which says is “strange and genuinely engaging... I promise you’ve never heard a baroque violin and harpsichord sound quite like this.”