top of page

Sun, May 19

|

zoom

Shadows — Songs from Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive

Shotns / Shadows is a immersive musical program by the composer, musicologist, and performing artist D. Zisl Slepovitch, based on the testimonies given by Holocaust survivors to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.

Registration is closed
See other events
Shadows — Songs from Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive
Shadows — Songs from Testimonies in the Fortunoff Video Archive

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

zoom

About the Event

During  the Holocaust, music provided men and women interned in ghettos and  camps an avenue to express their humanity and find a solace.  Musicologist, musician, and composer D. Zisl Slepovitch presents a  program of songs, originally performed by the Holocaust survivors for  the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale  University, where Slepovitch serves as musician in residence.This  program is a result of his almost six year-long research and music  production based on the Archive’s vast collection, which has resulted in  three records, video and series series, educational programs, and more. Learn more: songsfromtestimonies.org and zislepovitch.com Records: https://Zisl.bandcamp.com

D. Zisl Slepovitch is  a native of Minsk, Belarus, who has resided in the United States since  2008. He is a musicologist (Ph.D., Belarusian State Academy of Music); a  multi-instrumentalist klezmer, classical, and improvisational musician;  a composer and poet; and a music and Yiddish educator. He is a founding  member of the critically acclaimed bands Litvakus and Zisl Slepovitch  Trio. He has served in multiple performance and creative roles in  numerous productions by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (New  York),  State Jewish Theatre (Bucharest), and is now the  Musician-in-Residence (Research Affiliate) at the Fortunoff Video  Archive at Yale University. He has served as a Yiddish language and  culture instructor at The New School, an educator and  Artist-in-Residence at BIMA at Brandeis University, and a guest artist  and lecturer at many US and international universities, cultural  organizations, and festivals. Among Slepovitch’s numerous theatre, film,  and TV credits are the Defiance movie, Eternal Echoes album (Sony Classical), Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (PBS), and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (off-Broadway). @zislepovitch

Share This Event

bottom of page