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SCORE: East and West, London, UK, Feb 17, 2008

Sunday 17th February 2008, 4pm

East & West (Ost und west) (U) + live accompaniment by Lemez Lovas of Oi Va Voi and guest musicians
16:00 / A rare screening of Sidney M Goldin and Ivan Abramson's silent Yiddish comedy, starring Molly Picon
17 February 2008
Cinema 1

Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

£8.50/£6 conc/£4.50 under 15s from the Barbican ticket office: 0845 120 7527 or online

Part of the Barbican’s silent film / live music series, Lemez Lovas, formerly of Oi Va Voi, directs guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan Kriwaczek in an irreverent live performance of a score for East and West – especially prepared for the JCC – that played to sell-out audiences in 2005 and 2006.

In Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent movie (1923), streetwise New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin’s wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into collision.

Check out a trailer for the gig here.

Produced by Yad Arts for the JCC for London and the Barbican

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