The composer Annie Gosfield. Credit Richard Perry/The New York TimesThe adventurous composer Annie Gosfield often mines the past for sounds she can repurpose; bits of old radio programs and fragments of feedback noise are key elements of her style.
Based on research she did at the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, a concert devoted to her work on Thursday, May 4, at the Center for Jewish History features “Number Six Goerck Street,” a duet (the mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and the violinist Ari Streisfeld) about a 1905 rent strike by immigrants in the Lower East Side, and “The Dybbuk on Second Avenue,” a piano solo (Kathleen Supové). Other pieces are inspired by the experience of her immigrant grandparents; Ms. Gosfield herself will be among the performers. (yivo.org)
By ZACHARY WOOLFE for The New York Times
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