Jewlia Eisenberg

Jewlia Eisenberg – San Francisco, CA Artistic Director of Charming Hostess

Charming Hostess was founded by Jewlia Eisenberg to make work at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness.  Their work has been curated into the Contemporary Jewish Museum and YBCA in San Francisco, and the Museum of Peace in Uzbekistan.  Recent work includes The Bowls Project, on Babylonian women’s amulets, and Trilectic, on Walter Benjamin, both released on Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Culture Series.

Charming Hostess is now workshopping The Ginzburg Geography – an exploration of the lives of Italian anti-fascist intellectuals Natalia and Leone Ginzburg through sound and cartography. The texts are drawn from the Ginzburgs’ writings, the music draws from Italian regional traditions, Italian Jewish liturgy, and anti-fascist song, from work chants to resistance anthems.

 

 


2013 Festival Weekend Two Artist ; AUG 22-25, THU-SUN at 8PM

“The Ginzburg Geography”

The Ginzburg Geography is a music performance based on the life and work of Italian anti-fascists Natalia and Leone Ginzburg. The texts are drawn from the Ginzburgs’ writings, the music draws from Italian regional traditions, Italian Jewish liturgy, and anti-fascist songs from work chants to resistance anthems.  Exploring their journeys of love, work, resistance, and exile, through the mediums of music and radical cartography, The Ginzburg Geography  features new music composed by Jewlia Eisenberg and performed by Charming Hostess.

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BROTHERS By Martin Schwartz These are impressions by playwright/theater director Martin Schwartz about the Work in Progress showing we presented a month before the show opened. A hot Sunday a few weeks ago, March 30. I walk the block and a half from where I live to CounterPULSE for a work-in-progress showing of Homo File. […]

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THE GINZBURG GEOGRAPHY Alla Boara Old Ones Remain Revolution on Borgo San Constanzo Marciar, Marciar Guerra di Popolo Winter in Abruzzo La Filera Corso Re Umberto La Situazione Memoria Piazza Quadrata These 3 Friends La Lega Texts as cited. All music by Jewlia Eisenberg except when cited. ALLA BOARA Traditional O the grasshopper sings on […]

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recently, preparing the ginzburg geography, i have been deep in italian partisan music. i learned a lot of these songs, probably too many… i am all set to do a program for very old men in bologna.  anyway, after thinking about this a lot, i concluded that you can divide the songs  in a variety of ways. […]

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What sustains people in severely oppressive situations? How do you hope when hope seems beyond possibility? How do you unify and inspire when organizing is punishable by death? These are the central questions explored by The Ginzburg Geography, a music performance by Jewlia Eisenberg and Charming Hostess. The Ginzburg Geography is based on the life […]

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