Bop Kabbalah at The Little Shul

Bop Kabbalah
Bop Kabbalah

Ty Citerman’s band, Bop Kabbalah, released their debut CD at The Little Shul in South Philadelphia, PA.

Guitarist and bandleader Ty Citterman says of the group:

“The quartet is my newest project, and it’s my take on Jewish themed composition meets improvisation. The band plays far-reaching, kinetic, lyri­cal music that takes some of the language of klezmer,modal nigu­nim, jazz, rock and 21st cen­tury con­cert music…and then twists and recon­tex­tu­al­izes it. It’s not really what you’d hear in most synagogues or at most weddings, but of course, those aren’t the only places to hear Jew­ish music!

The group does how­ever draw on my Jew­ish life and my years of expe­ri­ence play­ing sec­u­lar and reli­gious music.”

Bop Kabbalah is:

Ty Citerman, guitar

Adam D Gold, drums

Douglas Yates filling in for Ken Thom­son, bass clarinet

Ben Holmes, trum­pet

By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.

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