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The Silenced Project

Film & Video Music 2014-2015


The Silenced Project is a multimedia and piano recital including documentary footage about forgotten composers of the Holocaust and Soviet era. It brings to light and celebrates the music of Jewish composers who lived, worked (and in many cases, died), under two most oppressive regimes in the mid 20th century Europe.

As the reign of Stalinism and Nazism in 20th century Europe disrupted and destroyed the lives of millions of people, Jews and non-Jews alike, we must remember that even those dark regimes could not suppress human inspiration. Many people continued to create, often under conditions of intolerable suffering. However, names of many of them have been undeservedly erased from public memory and remain known only to a narrow circle of experts. We hope this multimedia project can help bring this wonderful composers back to the wider audience.

The live musical performance is complimented by cinematographic and theatrical elements, providing the context and setting the mood for the music.

The program was conceived and is presented by Sergey Deych (piano) and Daniil Deych (cinematography), with the participation of Samuel Katz (violin) and Anya Fidelia

The event took place on June 28th at 3:00 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library.

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Music for the Barbed Strings


Sergei Deych

Daniil Deych