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Monday, June 10 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Stories of ghosts - G-d is in the detail

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Join Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier as they discuss and perform songs from their latest album Stories of Ghosts - an unbeliever’s examination of biblical themes from a Jewish perspective. The session, hosted by Gary Holzman, will explore the inspiration, common themes and connections between the songs on the album and those of such acclaimed Jewish songwriters as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. These artists will be highlighted in a multimedia presentation and the session will conclude with a thought-provoking Q&A.

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Deborah Conway

Deborah Conway is a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music, singing songs that chronicle the essential elements of life, from the mundane to the spiritual. Her powerful voice and presence have fascinated audiences for the past 30 years. A rare female agitator in a time when the music industry was male dominated, Conway continues to be a role model for young women and a mentor to emerging artists. Conway is also the producer of a... Read More →
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Gary Holzman

Gary Holzman has a passion for music and an encyclopaedic knowledge of Jewish musicians. For the past eight years he has run a course entitled 'The Jewish School of Rock', which he has presented at the Shalom Institute, North Shore Temple Emanuel and to various other Jewish organisations. In addition he is the founder and President of Shir Madness – Sydney Jewish Music Festival. In his spare time he manages to eke out a living as an... Read More →
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Willy Zygier

Willy Zygier is a seductive, thought-provoking composer whose work is rich, rhythmic and distinctive. As well as composer his musical career encompasses roles as musician, arranger, producer and programmer. Willy is the primary collaborator with Deborah Conway. Together they have composed and recorded nine albums and co-devised and produced the ground-breaking series of concerts called 'Broad'. This body of work forms a significant... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Scientia Building Tyree Room

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