Field Work In Focus: Christian Dawid
A conversation with Christian Dawid on his work with the Ukrainian brass band Konsonans Retro. This event is part of an on-going series presented by the Klezmer Institute (klezmerinstitute.org) and will be hosted by Christina Crowder.
About Christian Dawid
Christian Dawid is an internationally renowned clarinetist in world music and beyond. Drawing from a multitude of influences including classical, jazz and ethnic music, he is known for his work in Yiddish and other East-European styles. Since 2005, Dawid has worked with the Ukrainian brass band Konsonans Retro founded by the Baranovsky brothers of Kodyma, Ukraine. Together with their in-laws and other members, the band plays a unique family repertoire from Podolia. Dawid met the group in Vienna in 2005; he now produces the band and has, through regular research trips to Western Ukraine, become an unofficial family member of the Baranovsky clan. Dawid initiated an international project to document and record the work of Bessarabian-born singer and composer Arkady Gender (*1921). His new arrangements of Arkadys original songs are featured on an album recorded in Vienna and released in 2012.
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About the Series
Much of the European klezmer canon was collected and curated in the early twentieth century by Magid, Kiselgof, Beregovski and other members of the Russian Jewish folklore movement, but important field work continued from the 1980s through to the present. Meet some of the musicologists, musicians, folklorists and archivists who are intimately engaged with the deep work of oral transmission in musical culture. Each thematic series will feature 3-5 individual interview sessions followed by a capstone round table discussion.
Series 1: Collecting Minority Musics in Central and Eastern Europe
Join Klezmer Institutes Christina Crowder to meet the people who have conducted some of the most important field work in Jewish music in central and eastern Europe in the late twentieth century. Tune in live to ask your own questions and to participate in an intimate conversation about research with minority populations behind the Iron Curtain
Online Access Information
You will be provided a Zoom link via email 2-3 days prior to the event.