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The Klezmer Archive project is creating a universally accessible, useful resource for interaction, discovery, and research on Ashkenazic klezmer and associated musics including Hassidic music, nign, and Yiddish Song. This resource will bridge the gap between oral history and archives by being a space where culture bearers and community members can engage with archival items and one another as musicians do—by drawing connections between tunes, discussing genre classifications, searching for unnamed melodies, and comparing recorded versions of the same tune—while maintaining quality standards on par with institutional collections. Klezmer Archive will be a novel resource that combines attributes of both institutional archive structures and community-based collections and that integrates computational music analysis tools to facilitate further study. This digital humanities tool will be an important resource for Jewish music studies, and will also benefit researchers in the fields of corpus studies, computational musicology, and library sciences.

The project team consists of:  Christina Crowder, Klezmer Institute (Project Director) Clara Byom, Klezmer Institute (Project Coordinator, Grant Administrator) Eléonore Biezunski, Sound Archivist at The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Dan Kunda Thagard, Independent Software Developer Yonatan Malin, Associate Professor in the College of Music and Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado – Boulder Max Rothman, Senior Software Engineer at Reify Health Lyudmila Sholokhova, Curator of the Dorot Jewish Collection at the New York Public Library Matthew Stein, Designer at Enigmida and Independent Computational Musicologist and Software Engineer Schyler VerSteeg, Product and UX Researcher at CVS Health.

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Klezmer Archive Project
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christina@klezmerinstitute.org
Klezmer Archive Project
Klezmer Archive Project

The Klezmer Archive project is creating a universally accessible, useful resource for interaction, discovery, and research on Ashkenazic klezmer and associated musics including Hassidic music, nign, and Yiddish Song. This resource will bridge the gap between oral history and archives by being a space where culture bearers and community members can engage with archival items and one another as musicians do—by drawing connections between tunes, discussing genre classifications, searching for unnamed melodies, and comparing recorded versions of the same tune—while maintaining quality standards on par with institutional collections. Klezmer Archive will be a novel resource that combines attributes of both institutional archive structures and community-based collections and that integrates computational music analysis tools to facilitate further study. This digital humanities tool will be an important resource for Jewish music studies, and will also benefit researchers in the fields of corpus studies, computational musicology, and library sciences.

The project team consists of:  Christina Crowder, Klezmer Institute (Project Director) Clara Byom, Klezmer Institute (Project Coordinator, Grant Administrator) Eléonore Biezunski, Sound Archivist at The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Dan Kunda Thagard, Independent Software Developer Yonatan Malin, Associate Professor in the College of Music and Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado – Boulder Max Rothman, Senior Software Engineer at Reify Health Lyudmila Sholokhova, Curator of the Dorot Jewish Collection at the New York Public Library Matthew Stein, Designer at Enigmida and Independent Computational Musicologist and Software Engineer Schyler VerSteeg, Product and UX Researcher at CVS Health.