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daily kaddish: home late

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I got home late after two weeks in Iowa and two flights. I had just barely enough energy after greeting my chocolate lab and three Siamese cats to mumble a Kaddish and then fall into bed. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Margot Powers

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The “Kaddish in two-part harmony” project has led to some remarkable experiences for both Mira and me, in which we have had the privilege of joining people in their most intimate moments of grief. It was a privilege to play the last backstage Kaddish for Margot, with Dana nearby, getting ready for our final onstage performance together. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for everyone and no one

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The backstage, dressing room kaddish tonight was for everyone and no one. Chaz’s father, whose death inspired her choreography. Maria’s daughter Isabel. Our college friend Laura. The many dear ones who inspired Mira’s and my beginning this project not quite a year ago today. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Bradley’s mom

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My friend Bradley lost her mom this spring, and today she shared a touching picture of her mom on Facebook. I was thinking about her tonight while recording the daily kaddish. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for isabel

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Today’s Kaddish is for my friend Maria’s daughter, Isabel, who died on Tuesday. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: backstage

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Another workaday “Kaddish” from backstage at the dance theater. You’ll hear some dancers discussing how it sounds like the beginning of the “Rite of Spring” near the beginning of the recording. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Sheila Synder

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I guess it’s appropriate that this is a real “workman’s kaddish”—nothing fancy or great, just another day on the job with a horn player—because it’s a Kaddish for a former colleague of mine, Sheila Snyder. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: from the dressing room

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Today’s “Kaddish” recording is the first in a series made in the dressing room before our rehearsals and performances—a slice of life backstage. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: from the floor of Space Place

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Today’s kaddish is an excerpt recorded on the floor at Space Place, the University of Iowa Dance Department’s theater. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: supine at home

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Tonight begins my several weeks of training to be able to play this thing well despite lying on my back. I recorded the whole Kaddish in my studio with the usual setup except that I was lying on my back on the floor. Continue reading

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