"hyper talented, leading listeners through paths largely untraveled"
- Mike Stahl, The Circle Pit
COMPOSITION & PRODUCTION
Electronic music combining Metal, Fusion and Middle Eastern influences
"Electronic music is often labeled as simplistic and repetitive music, but this album proves that it can be both diverse and inventive."
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Instrumental Progressive Metal-Fusion
"HAGO completely deserves to stand among the best progressive artists, managing to create a masterpiece right out of the gate."
- It Djents
Instrumental Progressive Metal-Fusion
Sample the World
Music video series using 100% audio and video sampled from places visited
ARRANGEMENT & PERFORMANCE
Arrangement and performance for the Metallica hit - For Whom the Bell Tolls, part of a Berklee-BOCO music and dance collaboration
Arrangement and performance for award winning singer Raghu Dixit Utsava Ganesh Festival
Playing Buzuki (Greek string instrument) with the Berklee Indian Ensemble in a 360 video
Powerstation Studio, NY
Arrangement and performance with Tigran Hamasyan at Berklee Studios
Guitar arrangement and performance of Out of the Grid by Tigran Hamasyan.
Performance of "Anima" as part of Distorted Harmony
Meinl USA, Nashville TN
Composition and performance of "Room 11" as part of Distorted Harmony
Tel Aviv, Israel
Educating has always been a part of my musical path and I absolutely love it. Over the years, I've taught a variety of ages, musical subjects, and skill-sets, but regardless, I always find leading a student to success to be an incomparable feeling.
Professor at Berklee College of Music
(Contemporary Indian Ensemble, Music Application and Theory)
Clinician at Berklee College of Music's Tandon Global Clinics
Mumbai & Bangalore, India
Leading private instructor on Lessonface online music school
"Yoel is fantastic. Really knows his stuff and takes the time and patience to teach you" - Frank De'Maria
"Yoel is a fantastic teacher! I am learning a lot, and I very much value these lessons. With Yoel's help, I am on my way to becoming a better musician." - Keith Tu
"A very polite and patient guy. Yoel can explain without confusing technical terms and yet by the end of the lesson i understood the technical terms. He is more interested in hearing me play than showing me what he can do unlike many other teachers ive seen that will simply show their riffs for an hour." - Anthony Lucas
Music Production teacher in Manhattan Youth afterschool program
he appeared on the big stages of his home country in various festivals and also performed across Europe, recording electric guitar for multiple albums of local Prog/Rock bands including 'Soul Enema', and 'Between Falls'.
Yoel’s hunger to expand his knowledge led him to study at Rimon School of Music in Israel, and later at the famous Berklee College of Music, where he won the “Tad Dameron” and “Alex Ulanowski” awards in composition, while working towards completing the challenging and prestigious Bachelor Degree in Jazz Composition, which he graduated 'Magna cum Laude'.
By that time, he was already leading his very own Prog-Fusion Quintet and released the debut album – HAGO, which cultivated tremendous reviews around the world as it was considered musically groundbreaking.
Since then, Yoel has performed with, and arranged for world-class artists like Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Serrano, Idan Raichel and Carmen Lundy. As part of the Berklee Indian ensemble, he arranged and performed with some of the biggest Indian artists such as Raghu Dixit, Vijay Parkash and Shankar Mahadevan, in the US and India. He also joined the Porg-Metal band Distorted Harmony, and was endorsed by the unique OD guitars.
Yoel Genin AKA Shwesmo is a NY based producer, composer and guitarist, combining Prog-Metal, Fusion and Middle Eastern influences into a new electronic context.
Born and raised in Israel, Yoel started his musical endeavors at a young age, learning piano, drums and trumpet, before ultimately settling on the guitar. As a young musician,
Yoel’s exploration of breaking musical borders then led him into the world of electronic music; and to the creation of Shwesmo - An ‘alter ego’, setting all of his vast musical knowledge and style against a modern electronic sound, to create something unique within the electronic music genre.