I will be teaching at KlezKanada, Aug 25-29, this year
KlezKanada is one of my favorite Klezmer gatherings. This one takes place at a Jewish summer camp north of Montreal. It always includes amazing teachers in everything ranging from dance to singing to theatre to making music. There are great kids activities, as well.
The one thing lacking at KlezKanada, KlezKamp, KlezCalifornia, and other such events has been someone to speak to Hebrew letterforms: what Hebrew typography looks like, or how to put together a songsheet or CD liner notes that work well for readers (or singers). Being the only Hebrew Typesetter, Extraordinaire of my acquaintance, and desiring to spend time with some of my best friends, I have convinced the organization to let me teach on these subjects this year. I hope someone is able to tear himeself or herself away from playing music to do so. My wife, Judith Pinnolis, of the Jewish Music WebCenter will also be there, speaking about Women in Jewish American music, as well as giving her popular workshops on finding music resources on the web. We'll also be working on an as-yet-unspecified weblog project to put pictures, writing, and possibly sounds from the week up on the web as it happens. We hope that you will join us. We'd love to meet you.
I will be adding Hebrew Typography resources to my new weblog on the subject as I develop my lecture. For more information on that subject, do visit my Hebrew Typography weblog. Among the resources that I hope to have online soon are a critique of a synagogue prayerbook and my lecture from Type90 at Oxford, UK.