Celan, Barbez, Jesurun + Templeton
Barbez: Force Of Light (Tzadik Records, 2007)
With Dan Kaufman, guitar; Pamelia Kurstin, theremin; Danny Tunick, marimba and vibes; Peter Hess, clarinet and percussion; Catherine McRae, violin; Peter Lettre, guitar; Fiona Templeton, voice; Andrew Jones, bass; John Bollinger, drums; and John Jesurun, video.
“The accent of Scottish poet Fiona Templeton, who reads from Celan’s texts, adds another distinct texture to these pieces, which usually unfold in a dreamlike swirl.” –Time Out NY
This multimedia performance by the downtown ensemble Barbez interweaves fragments of poetry from the great Holocaust poet and survivor Paul Celan with music and video. Each song is based on a poem, prose piece, or biographical detail from Celan’s life.
Wednesday, January 7, 7 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
$12 adults, $10 students/seniors, $7 Museum and Poets House members Co-sponsored by Poets House