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Art in Heaven – Film and Music with Z.S. Rosenfeld and Elie Massias
March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Filmmaker Z.S. Rosenfeld and multi-instrumentalist Elie Massias team up to create a unique, immersive experience in the historic main sanctuary of our landmark site, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. Against the backdrop of Rosenfeld’s haunting footage of decaying synagogues in Europe, Massias will improvise and perform a real-time soundtrack with guitar, voice, saxophone, keyboard and looping recorder.
Rosenfeld, an award-winning photographer, began documenting the deteriorating structures of former synagogues in cities throughout Europe, including Terezin, Cracow, Prague, Kolin and more in 1998. The resulting film became a way to memorialize these once flourishing spiritual communities, and celebrate the artisans who built, carved and painted an array of unique prayer houses across Europe.
Join Rosenfeld and Massias for a Q&A following the program.