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Golden Ages: Chassidic singers and cantorial revival in the digital era, with Jeremiah Lockwood
Lecture #58 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music
Golden Ages: Chassidic Singers and Cantorial Revival in the Digital Era, with Jeremiah Lockwood
Monday, August 30, 11am Pacific Time/2pm New York/ 7pm London/ 8pm Paris/ 9pm Tel Aviv. Please confirm the local time.
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Donations to Josh Horowitz are accepted and appreciated, but not required.
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
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A cadre of young Chassidic singers who have embraced a style of early 20th century recorded sacred music illustrates the contested nature of prayer practices in the contemporary Jewish American community and pushes at the limits on individual creativity in the Haredi world. Cantorial revivalists are artists who surface sounds of the Jewish sonic past as a means of aesthetic self-cultivation and a utopian effort to revive an approach to prayer characterized by the transportive experience of listening. Beyond a revival of musical style, their work with the archive of early Jewish records attempts to reanimate the role of artists as communal leaders, facilitating an experience of listening as a sacred act while opening up channels for the articulation of creative identities within the context of a conservative social milieu that places limits on expressive behavior.