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29 November 2020, 14:00-15:30 UK time (with break halfway)
Workshop: Learn a klezmer tune
Learn a klezmer melody or two in a traditional mode, along with some typical ornaments and accompaniment. We'll be looking at one of the new discoveries from the KMDMP archive (see below), which gives us another version of a tune currently in circulation.
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2, 16 December
LIKE Klezmer Wednesdays
The London International Klezmer Experience brings you klezmer live online every other Wednesday. Expect special themes, guests, masterclasses, jamming and more.... See below for times to suit all geographical zones & work/leisure schedules!
2 December 2020
Session 1: Playing the Music of the Mitsve Tants with Ilana Cravitz
12.00-13.00 UK time (see below for local times)
A taster of material from a brand new book, 'The Music of the Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes', by Binyomin Ginzberg. Come along and play through some familiar and less well-known melodies.
In winter 2014 in New York, Ilana met with Binyomin Ginzberg to learn more about the music of the Mitsve Tants, a unique dance ritual performaed at the end of Hasidic wedding. He shared videos and introduced her to some of the repertoire he had collected during years of playing Jewish wddings. Now, Binyomin's research is available to all in his new book 'The Music of the Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes'. Some of the 158 tunes presented in this new collection are well-known to klezmer musicians, others are less familar.
Session 2 What's all this about the Mitsve Tants? with special guest Binyomin Ginzberg
19.15-20.45 UK time (see below for local times)
In this month's special extended-length session Ilana talks to Binyomin Ginzberg about his new book, 'The Music of the Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes'. Binyomin will show some video of the ritual and talk about its significance and music associated with particular hasidic groups. He will also play and talk about some of melodies in the book, including resonances with what is generally regarded as klezmer repertoire. Some of the 158 tunes presented in this new collection are well-known to klezmer musicians, others are less familar. There will be a chance for participants to ask questions. jewishmusician.com.
16 December 2020
Bulgars in the KMDMP Archive with Ilana Cravitz
12.00-13.00 and 19.15-20.45 UK time (see below for local times)
The December 16 sessions (12-1 and 19.15-20.45 UK time) will continue our exploration of the amazing online KMDMP archive, which brings us c1000 melodies from the Makonovetsky Wedding Manuscript, and material collected by Zinovy Kiselgof as part of the An-ski expeditions of 1912-14.
Preparation: the second volume (Heft 2) has quite a few bulgars that aren't part of the regular repertoire these days. Are there more in other volumes? Have a hunt through the collection and bring them along!*
LIKE KMDMP Bulgar Challenge: the first 3 people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with 3 or more bulgars from the collection transcribed for C, Eb and Bb instruments will get a free copy of my new publication: '12 Jewish Wedding Melodies arranged for string quartet', due out in December.
* Access the material via this link: https://klezmerinstitute.org/kmdmp/ - scroll down to where it says 'Download the PDFs Here'.
Suggested donation per session: £10 standard, £15 supporter, £5 concs & MU members via
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