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BEYOND THE WALLS

Beyond the Walls is an exploration of melodies and songs composed in the Holocaust Ghettos and Camps. Musicians have always used the folk melodies of the time as a vehicle for improvisation. In this tradition I aim to literally take these timeless melodies Beyond the Walls of the Ghettos and into a space for creative exploration. Beyond the Walls honors the artists, poets and musicians who through their creative mediums allowed us a glimpse of a devastating time in history. One that offers us great insight into the spirit and duality of human nature, lessons of forgiveness, acceptance and most importantly the overwhelming importance of tolerance and respect for all that lives. Artists, musicians and poets have for long time written a parallel history, telling its story not in words but in symbols of song and form. It is with this in mind that these reinterpreted melodies offer an opportunity to explore themes and ever more
pressing issues