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.