The website is updated!
Diaspora Redux celebrated its first reunion concert at the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, California, playing to a standing-ovation crowd at the legendary Freight & Salvage on March 27. Photos and *the opening piece ("Splendor") from the concert* are on this site. To book the band, please contact Alan Bern (see contacts).
New York/Berlin/Buenos Aires - three great melting-pots and cradles of contemporary jazz, klezmer, tango, and avant-garde music. Diaspora Redux is a septet of brilliant musicians from three great cities. From whimsical to ecstatic, romantic to ironic, shy to furious, Diaspora Redux is a musical dream journey through the hearts and minds of 21st century cosmopolitan musicians.
Created and directed by Alan Bern (piano/accordion, Berlin), Diaspora Redux was produced by other music e.V. with the help of the GEMA Stiftung as part of a 2007 summer workshop on Traditions & New Impulses in Weimar, Germany.
Alan Bern is a composer and improviser, a pioneer of New Jewish Music, director of Brave Old World, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and other music e.V. His current projects include Diaspora Redux, The Other Europeans, the Klucevsek/Bern duo, the Bern/Brody/Rodach trio and Brave Old World. His recordings are available on Winter & Winter, EMI, Red House, Pinorrekk, Wergo, and other fine labels.
Aaron Alexander is a New York based drummer and composer who specializes in klezmer music, creative jazz, and contemporary improvisation. The recordings of his original music as a leader include Midrash Mish Mosh (Tzadik) and Blues for Sparky. He has performed and recorded with Julian Priester, Boban Markovic' Orkestar, German Goldenshteyn, Satoko Fujii Orchestra NY, Hasidic New Wave, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars, The Klezmatics, Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor, Greg Wall's Later Prophets, Jay Clayton, Babkas, Ray Musiker, John Schott, and many others.
Paul Brody is a composer and trumpeter from California living in Berlin. His music can be heard on such diverse labels as Virgin, EMI, Oethinger, Laika, Traumton, and Tzadik.
He has worked with a wide range of artists from Blixa Bargeld to Barry White to John Zorn. More info at: www.paulbrody.net
Composer for some of the most successful Argentinian films, including «lost embrace» (Daniel Burman), 2003 / Waiting for the Mesias” (Daniel Burman), with M. Moguilevsky 2000 / “Nine Queens” (Fabián Bielinsky), 2000 / “Familty Law” D.Burman 2006 / “ Rancho Aparte” 2008 Edi Flehner. Co-founder of Klezmer en Buenos Aires, coordinator of Druming Circles, working and researching in management, assistance, pedagogical and artistic areas.
Highly respected instrumentalist and composer for film, theater and contempo-rary dance. Co-founded the internationally renowned Klezmer en Buenos Aires in 1995 with pianist Cesar Lerner, setting new standards for musicianship and creativity in Jewish music. Current projects include a duo with Quique Sinesi and an improvisers' orchestra.