The Wandering Muse is a multi-platform project in development that explores the vibrant array of musical interpretations of Jewish identity. A quest to discover the nomadic soul in a borderless world of harmonies, dance and song, it’s a celebration of the ever-changing music of the Jewish Diaspora.
With the traditional and the contemporary in continuous dialogue, The Wandering Muse visits the remnants of disappearing Jewish musical communities in places like Afghanistan and Uzbekistan and attends the dynamic birth of new Jewish music in the Diaspora.
The Wandering Muse will be a theatrical documentary that celebrates the multifaceted sounds and rhythms expressed in diverse Jewish communities and environments around the world.
Through stories, melodies and songs, the film traces the route from sacred to secular. While exploring the profound and complex matrix of Jewish musical life, The Wandering Muse features the performances of some of the most acclaimed, virtuosic, influential and colorful musicians of our time.
The Web Documentary
In gathering, conserving and archiving an audio-visual library of Jewish musicians, melodies and stories around the world, the Web Documentary shares this treasure, which we hope will engage, educate and inspire a new generation of listeners and performers.