While we are here studying and experiencing the amazing history and heritage that we have in klezmer, Jewish music, and culture, this ensemble is an opportunity to begin writing the future. We will explore some new compositional directions that have been taken in Jewish music by risk takers, boundary crashers, and adventurers like John Zorn, Frank London, Uri Caine, and Marc Ribot. This ensemble will try its hand at using some of the traditional themes and nuances of Jewish folk music and incorporating whatever new elements we can come up with, including but not limited to rock, jazz, metal, and the avant-garde. Join us as we run Yidl’s Fidl through a sonic blender! This ensemble will perform in the Student Concert.
Faculty: Yoshie Fruchter
Level: Intermediate to Advanced