Lauren Brody’s study of traditional accordion styles brings her in contact with traditions from throughout Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Her two specialties are Yiddish and Balkan music.
1. Tell us about your work and interests.
I have a lifelong interest in the music of the Balkans, and in the preservation and dissemination of recordings from the 78 rpm era.
¬†2. What‚Äôs your favorite new project right now?
I have started a comparative study of accordion styles in Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece, and will be launching a blog ‚ÄúLauren Brody‚Äôs Accordion Bytes‚Äù soon.
3. What kinds of classes will you teach at A Biselle KlezKamp and winter KlezKamp?
I teach in the music performance workshops, especially the skills required to accompany dancing.
4. What do you do when you‚Äôre not teaching at KlezKamp?
I am a piano tuner-technician, researcher, and accordionist-singer.¬† I play in many contexts, and I am currently playing accordion in the Folksbiene production of ‚ÄúDi Megile.‚Äù
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