Posts Tagged ‘jewish’

Sarah Silverman’s the Great Schlep

14th Oct 08 (Tue) 7 comments

Sarah Silverman urges you in her usual offensive way… don’t be a douche nozzle

(Paid for by the Jewish Council for Education and Research)

Thanks for the PSA, Sarah.

Only 3 more weeks until D-Day…

~Dan – np: Paul Brody’s SadawiFor the Moment


John Zorn Presents the Aleph-Bet Sound Project

1st Jun 08 (Sun) 3 comments

reposted from here

John Zorn Presents the Aleph-Bet Sound Project

June 8, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Aleph Bet Project

About the Exhibition

Highly-acclaimed musician and MacArthur Fellow John Zorn was commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum to curate a series of sound pieces for the Museum’s Special Events/ ‘yud’ gallery, a unique space featuring a 65-foot ceiling, 36 diamond-shaped skylights, and walls that converge at different angles. Featuring new work by leading musicians and composers such as Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Erik Friedlander, David Greenberger, Chris Brown, Z’EV, Terry Riley, Alvin Curran, Christina Kubisch, Marina Rosenfeld, Raz Mesinai, and Jewlia, the Aleph-bet Sound Project acoustically explores the Kabbalistic principle that the ancient Hebrew alphabet is a spiritual tool full of hidden meaning and harmony. The works musically link the alphabetic symbols in architect Daniel Libeskind’s design for the new facility with the Museum’s mission of exploring traditions within a contemporary context.

John Zorn Presents the Aleph-Bet Sound Project is supported by a generous grant from The Guzik Foundation.


More about the Museum:

If you’re in San Francisco in the coming 6 months or so, it may be worth checking into…

I will, if I get down that way…

Here’s someone’s recount of their visit to the exhibit…

~Dan – np: Art Blakey and the Jazz MessengersParis 1958
np: Bar Kokhba SextetMasada Book Two: Lucifer

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