Shotns/Shadows: A New Album from the Fortunoff Archive
Hosted By: YIVO
Join YIVO for a performance of the Yale Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies’ newest album, Shotns/Shadows. Part of the “Songs From Testimonies” project, this album is based on poems and songs from interviews with Holocaust survivors recorded by the Fortunoff Archive. Researched, curated, arranged and produced by composer, multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and Yiddish educator D. Zisl Slepovitch and recorded by Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble featuring singer Sasha Lurje, this album draws upon the more than 100 testimonies in the Fortunoff Archive’s collection in which survivors recount poetry or sing musical compositions from the prewar, wartime and postwar periods. The songs and poems included on Shotns/Shadows were sung or recounted in a number of testimonies and reflect the richness of Holocaust video testimonies as a unique form of documentation.
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