‘Conversations on Zoom’ (COZ)

Scholars, practitioners and archivists engage in dialogue with a colleague about their special interests and approaches to their work. The discussion is open to all who tune in.

Every Tuesday: 09:00 Pacific time / 12.00 Eastern USA /  17:00 UK /  18:00 Western Europe /  19:00  Israel

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COZ sessions are also live-streamed on the IFJMS YouTube channel COZ playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4LimEnDNhrSVEQtEiEvgJiMU_dBMP_l5

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Click on any upcoming COZ below for more information on the speakers and topic

Click here to view a complete archive of previous COZ conversations, where you can read  reports and watch/listen again.


COZ 63
11 January   Judeo-Spanish songs: geographical and metaphorical travels
Judith Cohen in conversation with Jessica Roda

COZ 64
18 January  Jewish Music at our Fingertips – the new website of the European Jewish Music Centre, Paris
Herve Roten with Martha Stellmacher

COZ 65
Jan 25 
The Jewish music of David Ezra Okonsar
Alex Klein
with David Ezra Okonsar

COZ 66
Feb 1  Yiddish music archives as a living space between research and creativity
Eleonore Biezunski
with Mark Slobin

COZ 67
Feb 8   
Bringing Jewish music to the concert stage: London and Jerusalem
Yaakov Fisher with Geraldine Auerbach

COZ 68
Feb 15  The Music of Josef Tal part 1
Jehoash Hirshberg and Michael Wolpe, hosted by Malcolm Miller

COZ 69
Feb 22   The Music of Josef Tal part 2
Jehoash Hirshberg
, Shoshana Ze’evi, Yosef Goldenberg and Liran Gurkevich, hosted by Malcolm Miller

COZ 70
Mar 1   Contesting the Boundaries of Moroccan Jewish Identity
Samuel Torjman Thomas

COZ 71
Mar 8   Musical notes, Jewish and otherwise
Marsha Dubrow and Judith Shatin

COZ 72
Mar 15 
Musical riches and transnational networks: the Kiselgof-Makonovetsky Digital
Manuscript Project

Christina Crowder in conversation with Phil Alexander

COZ 73
Mar 22 
Discovering and Presenting the Music of Terezin on stage and TV
Simon Broughton
in conversation with Geraldine Auerbach

COZ 74
Mar 29
 Exploring Jewish Music Sound Recording Collections in the United States
Judith S. Pinnolis and Mark Kligman

COZ 75
Apr 5 –
Di Megile fun Vaymar, part 1: The Book of Esther for 21st-century Weimar
Alan Bern

COZ 76
Apr 12 –
Di Megile fun Vaymar, part 2
Alan Bern

Apr 19 & 26 – no session (pesach)

COZ 77
May 3 – Hallel: Psalms of Praise
Beny Maissner

COZ 78
May 10
The Music of Max Stern
Max Stern
in conversation with Alex Klein

COZ 79
May 17
The Oral History Project of American Jewish Music
Mark Kligman, Jeff Janeczko, Beth Kraemer

COZ 80
May 24
Musician in focus
Paul Shapiro in conversation with Jeff Janeczko

COZ 81
May 31
 – Jewish music from the American Musicological Society
Amanda Ruppenthal Stein, Ann Glazer Niren, Samantha M Cooper

COZ 82
June 7
 composer in focus
Michael Hunter Ochs in conversation with Lorry Black

COZ 83
June 14
  Laughing at Hitler: Soviet Yiddish Music and Humour During World War II
Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko
(please note – this is a re-broadcast of a session given by the Jewish Music Forum (ASJM) on March 21, 2022)

COZ 84
June 21
  Michael Jolles’ Encyclopaedia of British Jewish Cantors, Chazanim, Ministers and Synagogue Musicians
Dr Michael Jolles, David Prager and Cantor Yehuda Marx

June 28
 György Kurtág’s Kafka: Alienation and Consolation in Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments for Soprano and Violin
William Kinderman in conversation with Malcolm Miller

To arrange your own COZ: Pick a partner and subject, contact phil.alexander@ed.ac.uk to fit this in to the weekly Tuesday COZ programme.