The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

The Drowning Shore: A Cantata in Yiddish and Scottish

London-based singer Clara Kanter, the great-great-granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, and composer Alastair White visit with The Shmooze to talk about The Drowning Shore, their newly released cantata, which threads together Asch's classic 1907 play God of Vengeance with an original Scots-English text. The piece, a 14-minute video monodrama scored for 'a mezzo-soprano in a screen,' is written and composed by Alastair and performed by Clara. The two collaborators talk with us about how they came to make this stunning work.

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