On March 10th the Synagogue was host to a wonderful concert of Traditional Sephardic, Italian and Original melodies, performed by Dr. Ros Bandt and Gabriel Negrin, on Tarhu and flute.
Despite the unseasonal cold, the Synagogue was filled with many local friends as well as some foreign visitors, from as far away as the USA and Australia, to enjoy the special evening.
The concert was organized by the artists, who offered their time, and talents in order to create support for the Synagogue, a little more than a year after the arson attacks that devastated its libraries and archives.
For more information on Ros Badt and Gabriel Negrin, as well as for photos from the concert please see below.
Ros Bandt is an award winning international sound artist who has
pioneered sound sculptures, installations and site specific artworks since
1977. She is at once composer, performer, visual artist and sound culture
researcher. In 2010-11 she is touring and living in Europe with site
specific concerts in the Yerebatan cistern, Istanbul, Turkey, Athens,
Crete, and collaborative performance art in Munich, Cologne and
Switzerland. She first came to Hania playing Medieval Mediterranean
music with the Australian ensemble La Romanesca, for the Ministry of
Culture.This is her fourth winter in Crete where she comes to compose
and perform on her tarhu.
She has published the chapter Hearing Hania in her book Hearing
Places, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Her original works
composed in Hania are on the Fractions of Illumination CD on Move
records and her new Tarhu CD will be published by Sonic Gallery later
this year. Next week she will be recording a new CD in Istanbul
following the success of the Black Falcon, this year on Pozitif Music
label. She has published over 25 CDs with Move, New Albion, EMI,
Wergo, Sonic Gallery, Pozitif Music. www.rosbandt.com
Gabriel Negrin (1988) is a contemporary composer of acousmatic
and mixed electroacoustic music, as well as a sound artist, designer and
engineer. His synthetic interests are inspired by the sound of pure nature,
Sepharadic prayers and the mystical Jewish philosophy. As a performer
he has organized and participated in many concerts of Early, Baroque,
Sephardic and of course Electroacoustic Music.
For a full biography and detailed CV please visit: www.gimel.gr