JMRC's Researchers

Courtney Blue - Publications

Courtney Blue - Biography

Courtney is a graduate student at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studying under Professor Edwin Seroussi. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, singing Jazz and Classical music from a young age. She continued to study voice at Wheaton College, receiving her BA in Music and English Literature, where she began to develop a growing interest in musicology and ethnographic work. Currently she works as a research assistant at the JMRC and as a graduate teaching assistant at Hebrew University.

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Uri Aharon - Publications

Uri Aharon - Detials

Email: 
urientali@gmail.com
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Frank Alvarez-Pereyre - Publications

Frank Alvarez-Pereyre - Biography

Docteur en Linguistique generale, Paris V Rene Descartes; Docteur s-Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Paris V; Director of the team Langues, Musiques, Societes, CNRS.

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Frank Alvarez-Pereyre - Detials

Email: 
fap@vjf.cnrs.fr
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Simha Arom - Publications

Simha Arom - Biography

A French-Israeli ethnomusicologist who is recognized as a world expert on the music of central Africa, especially that of the Central African Republic. His books include African Polyphony and Polyrhythm: Musical Structure and Methodology (1991). In the 1960s, Simha Arom was sent by the Government of Israel to establish a brass band in the Central African Republic. He became fascinated by the traditional music of this country, especially the vocal polyphonies of the Aka Pygmies.

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Simha Arom - Detials

Email: 
arom@vjf.cnrs.fr
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Avi Bar-Eitan - Publications

Avi Bar-Eitan - Biography

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Ben-Moshe, Raffi

Composer, arranger and musical director of theater and cinema. Researcher of Hassidic music
1928 -

Raffi Ben-Moshe - Publications

Raffi Ben-Moshe - Biography

Born in Jerusalem 1928. Graduated from Kaduri High School (1946). Founder of kibbutz Iftah in the Galilee in 1949. B.A. Rubin Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv (1953). Composer, arranger and musical director of theater and cinema. M.A. thesis, Tel-Aviv University. Thesis: “The Niggun Experience in Chabad Hasidism” (1998). At the JMRC: research on Hassidic music.

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Raffi Ben-Moshe - Detials

Email: 
estroman@zahav.net.il
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Naomi Cohn-Zentner - Publications

Naomi Cohn-Zentner - Biography

Dr. Naomi Cohn Zentner is an ethnomusicologist interested in the intersections between Ashkenazi music and the Israeli sphere, mainly in the home. Her Masters thesis, gained from McGill University, looked at the Spanish and Portuguese influence on the Ashkenazi liturgy in London in the late 19th century. Her dissertation, written under Prof. Edwin Seroussi, focused on the paraliturgical piyyutim of Zemirot Shabbat sung around the Sabbath table among religious Zionists in Israel, and included ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of extended family repertoires.

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Naomi Cohn-Zentner - Detials

Email: 
naomicohnz@yahoo.com
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Eliram, Talila

Researcher, Shirei Eretz Israel (Songs of the Land of Israel)

Talila Eliram - Publications

Talila Eliram - Biography

Ph.D. Psychology Department, Bar-Ilan University (1989), dissertation title: “Familial variables and Peer Group Exposure as Determinants of Social Orientation”; Ph.D. Department of Music, Bar-Ilan University (2001), dissertation title: On the Music and Social Characteristics of the ‘Songs of the Land of Israel’. Lecturer and director of the Israeli Folk Music Research Center. Ethnomusicologist with special interests in the Songs of the Land of Israel, musical culture of Israel and computer aided research in music.

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Talila Eliram - Detials

Email: 
eliram@mail.biu.ac.il
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Walter Zev Feldman - Publications

Walter Zev Feldman - Biography

Ph.D., Columbia University. Researcher on Ottoman Turkish and Jewish music, as well as the literature of the Ottoman and Central Asian Turks. Conducted research and published articles on classical and Sufi music in Turkey, the music and poetry of epic in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and Jewish klezmer music in the United States. His book, Music of the Ottoman Court: Makam,Composition, and the Early Ottoman Instrumental Repertoire was published in Berlin in 1996, and is currently being translated into Turkish.

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Walter Zev Feldman - Detials

Email: 
wzfeldman@aol.com
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Flam, Gila

Musicologist, librarian, head of the Music Dept. at the National Library, Jerusalem
1956-

Gila Flam - Publications

Gila Flam - Biography

Ph. D., University of California Los Angeles, Department of Music, 1988. Her thesis: Singing for Survival: Songs of the Lodz Ghetto, 1940–45 was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1992. Director of the Music Department of the Jewish National and University Library. Research interests: Yiddish folk song with emphasis on the Holocaust period. Currently engaged at the JMRC in the preparation of the scholarly edition of the Yiddish songs collection of M. Beregovski.

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Gila Flam - Detials

Email: 
gilaf@savion.huji.ac.il
Phone: 
972-2-6584638
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