kaddish in two-part harmonyA conversation between an anthropologist and a musician along with a growing virtual minyan, on themes of death and dying, grief, ritual, and the interplay between music and words.
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Monthly Archives: July 2011
Recently I’d been telling a friend how I liked that this household division was leaving my house much less full of stuff, how I wanted to have less stuff, and I heard myself saying that even my 7′ piano seemed negotiable. I was wrong about that. Continue reading
Today is the day of Kirstin’s memorial service, which I couldn’t join because I had a gig in San Jose. Continue reading
A kaddish for 18 year old Bano Rashid, an Iraqi Kurd killed along with 76 others at Utoya by Anders Behring Brevik. Continue reading
Recently an acquaintance of mine died, ridiculously young.
I asked Mira to record text for a Kaddish for an acquaintance of mine who died ridiculously young, Kirstin Paisley. I’ll write more about her tomorrow. Continue reading
This is a Kaddish in solidarity with those people whom we know, and also those whom we don’t know, who are alone in practicing their bereavement rituals or lack thereof. Continue reading
Yesterday’s Kaddish for Amy Winehouse had no music. I thought it fitting—when a musician dies, the music is gone. Continue reading
All that potential down the drain… A kaddish for Amy Winehouse. Continue reading
Today’s Kaddish is for the ninety-two killed by a Christian fundamentalist in Norway on Friday, and it combines Kogan’s “Kaddish” with the Norwegian national anthem, “Ja, vi elsker dette landet.” Continue reading