Yoel Genin

Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments
electronic music
electric guitar technique

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Yoel Genin (a.k.a. Shwesmo) is an Israeli producer and guitarist based in Boston who combines metal, fusion, Middle Eastern, and electronic influences. With vast experience as a composer, guitarist, and sound designer, Genin is devoted to endless artistic exploration and breaking musical borders.

Career Highlights
  • Performed with and arranged for Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Serrano, Idan Raichel, Raghu Dixit, Vijay Parkash, Shreya Ghoshal, and Shankar Mahadevan
  • Guitarist, arranger, and bouzuki player for the Berklee Indian Ensemble
  • Guitarist and composer for Distorted Harmony and HAGO
  • School Name
    Berklee College of Music
    State or Province
    Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
    Field of Study
    Jazz Composition
    Date Degree Received
In Their Own Words

I believe in breaking norms, being innovative, and creating bridges between genres and music in unique ways. If I can inspire my students to think outside the box and create something new of their own, I've done my part.

Passion for music is one thing, but becoming a professional musician is all about putting countless hours and effort into it while remembering to enjoy the path along the way; after all, we chose to do the best thing on earth, didn't we?

Shwesmo and Yogev Gabay - Digital Elephants (Official Video)