YIVO Sound Archives and Recording Collection

Date/Time: Tue 05 Sep / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: S901 Monash University

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

Research Seminar

YIVO Sound Archives and Recording Collection

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is the world’s prime repository of materials relating to Ashkenazic Jewish Culture. YIVO’s Max and Frieda Weinstein Archives of Recorded Sound houses over 15,000 recordings, dating back as early as 1900. The archive is home to one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of recorded Jewish music, covering all musical genres. The archive also houses an extensive range of Yiddish spoken word recordings, including radio programs, oral history interviews and field recordings.
Sound Archivist Lorin Sklamberg, who has spent the past 25 years working at YIVO, shares his knowledge, expertise and insights, offering a rare glimpse into this vast and vital resource.

Co-presented with Shir Madness
Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival is a one day music festival showcasing and celebrating the very best of Jewish music and Jewish performers from Australia and overseas.
Sun 3 Sep 2017. Featuring the incomparable New York trail blazers The Klezmatics; world renowned clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer performing with his band Ancestral Groove, Renée Geyer, Grigorian Brothers, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier, Tinpan Orange, Stilletto Sister and many more.
For more information and book tickets for Shir Madness, click here http://shirmadness.com/

Lorin Sklamberg has been involved with Jewish music since the age of fifteen. After teaching himself piano, autoharp and guitar, he went on to study voice, guitar, accordian and oud. He was the cantor at Hillel House and Beth Chayim Chadashim in California. He coordinated KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program for fourteen years, and was co-founder and, for seven years, co-Director of Living Traditions Inc., a folk arts NFP that sponsored KlezKamp, and released CDs of rescued archival recordings.
Lorin, who composes and performs for film, stage, circus and dance, appears on over 50 CDs. He is the co-founder, lead vocalist and accordionist of the Grammy-award winning The Klezmatics. He has worked at YIVO Institute of Jewish Research for 25 years, where, in addition to his work as Sound Archivist, he has also worked as graphic designer and typesetter. He teaches and lectures in London, Paris, St Petersburg and Kiev.

Tuesday 5 Sep

07:00pm – 09:00pm

Monash University
Room S901, Building S
Caulfield Campus

For further information, please contact Ena Burstin.
RSVP to ena.burstin@monash.edu 

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