Playing tracks by
JOCELYN POOK, The Klezmatics and Lorin Sklamberg & Susan McKeown.
Lorin Sklamberg of The Klezmatics and Yivo, joins JMI in interview to discuss his work, his inspirations, his aspirations and his contribution to this forthcoming commission by JMI.
Drawing Life, a Jewish Music Institute (JMI) production composed by Jocelyn Pook, is inspired by a collection of poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in Terezin. Tonight will be the preview performance of a powerful new classical work commissioned by JMI to mark the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the camp's liquidation by the Nazis. The song cycle with live music and video will be followed by a discussion of the work's genesis and ideas. This is a new commission by the Jewish Music Institute. Supported by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation and private donors. Winner of the Performing Rights Society David Bedford Award for Musical Education.