Multilingual and multidisciplinary project about the passage of time: birth, growth, childhood, friendship, social change, ivresse and mortality.
Four violins will weave the boundless threads of time - so difficult to grasp that we come to doubt it exists. And if time didn't exist, ask the physicists? The Ephemeral Birds have a different unit of measurement, because they shape it with their chants. Poetry and music is the unit, the untangible always ready to take shape, in a perpetual movement.
Friendships are the feet of the passing time. And the hourglass - fill it with wine, and enjoy while you still can!
Trina Basu (violin), Eleonore Biezunski (violin, vocals), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Ilya Shneyveys (accordion) and Jake Shulman-Ment (violin)
The EPHEMERAL BIRDS (trio performance)
at Barbes • Brooklyn, NY • 3/318
Folk Yiddish song “Avek di yunge yorn” (The young years are gone)
Bagopolier freylekhs (instrumental klezmer)
Omar Khayyam’s poetry in Yiddish and English with instrumental improvisation
Eleonore Biezunski • vocals, violin
Ilya Shneyveys • accordion
Jake Shulman-Ment • violin