Emmanuel Witzthum: Jerusalem Soundscape


Commissioned by the Jewish Culture Festival, Emmanuel Witzthum’s project Jerusalem Soundscape is a result of his 5 years long work on recording various sounds of Jerusalem.

The artist places these recordings as interventions, pop-ups of everyday life in one city in the context of another one. You will hear the sounds of hidden corners, lively streets and squares, and the subtle sounds of nature. You will listen to countless prayers of the faithful, multi-lingual conversations of tourists, pilgrims and locals.

In different concrete locations in Krakow you will find yourselves in two places at the same time – physically in the Market Square, in a garden or a street, and at the same time in Jerusalem, with the culture of this city expressed in sound.


Listen to the sounds of Jerusalem

This project was commissioned for and presented during the 27th Jewish Culture Festival, that was entirely dedicated to Jerusalem.

June 26th, 2017
Meeting with artist and live set, Cheder · ul. Józefa 36

June 24th – June 30th, 2017
10:00–12:00 – Mahane Yehuda and the city center
Food Market near Market Hall, ul. Grzegórzecka 3

11:00–13:00 – Sounds of nature (Ein Karem, Rehavia, German Colony)
Karma Coffee Roasters · ul. św. Wawrzyńca 9/2

12:00–14:00 – Mea Shearim, Geula
Courtyard of the Popper Synagogue · ul. Szeroka 16

14:00–16:00 – Jerusalem’s Old Town (Jaffa Gate, Nablus Gate, Kotel)
Cloisters of the St. Catherina Church, ul. Augustiańska 7


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