On the recommendation of Edgard Varèse, he became involved with the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in the 1960s. Later he founded an electronic studio at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, following the guidelines of his mentor in New York, Vladimir Ussachevsky.
- Bob Gluck, “Go Find Your Own Tricks!: Interview with Israeli Composer Tzvi Avni.”
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- Gluck, Bob. “Go Find Your Own Tricks!: Interview with Israeli Composer Tzvi Avni.” eContact! 14.4 — TES 2011: Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium / Symposium électroacoustique de Toronto (March 2013). Montréal: CEC.
- Gluck, Robert J. “The Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center: Educating international composers.” Computer Music Journal 31/2 (Summer 2007), pp. 20–38.
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