A Lotta Yadda
A panel discussion about the impact of Jews on music, religious music, secular music, Jewish composers, how the panellists see Jewishness within their own body of work, the need, or otherwise for Jewish music festivals & how it all fits & interacts within greater cultural streams.
Deborah Conway – Deborah is Festival Director of Shir Madness Melbourne
Gary Holzman – Gary is founder & Festival Director of Shir Madness Sydney
Sonya Lifschitz – Sonya is a world renowned contemporary classical pianist
Bram Presser Convenor –
Bram Presser spent the better part of a decade schlepping around the world, dousing himself in hummus and screaming at people in funny languages as the frontman of acclaimed Jewish punk band, Yidcore. Since hanging up his shofar, he has locked himself in a room with only his grandfather’s typewriter to keep him company. His story Crumbs won The Age Short Story Award and his first novel, The Book of Dirt, described by Joan London as “an immerse work of love and anger”, will be published in September (https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/the-book-of-dirt)