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    this synthesizer was used in recording of Musikaliszer Pinkos by Arturas Bumsteinas aka Refusenik.
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“Musikaliszer Pinkos” is a title of collection of over two hundred Hebrew religious chants compiled and published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in the year 1927 in Vilna, Poland (today Vilnius, Lithuania). The electronic music on this album was composed by Arturas Bumšteinas using the fragments of melodies found on the Berenstein‘s book. Electronics was recorded in Vilnius on the Russian 70’s analogue synthesizer Polyvox and mixed in EMS, Stockholm, in 2013. The electronic-only version of “Musikaliszer Pinkos” was previously released as cassette on Slip Discs (UK).

The version for Bolt Records was supplemented with the archival recordings of cantors (chazzans) taken from the bootleg CD-Rs that Arturas Bumšteinas once aqcuired in his local fleemarket in Vilnius.


released May 16, 2017

(1) Leibele Ritskin “Hashkeveinu”, (2) Gedalia Bargad “Kaddish”, (2) Berele Chagy “Birkat Hallel”, (3) Zavel Kwartin “Lechu Neranena”, (4) Gershon Sirota “Yehi Ratzon Rosh Chodesh”, (5) Hershele Weiss “Rozo Deshabos”, (6) Choir led by Moshe Ganchoff “Mi Sheaso Nissim”, (7) Moses Mirsky “Hashkeveinu”.

Thanks to: Rūta Skudienė, Lara Lempert, Tom Rose, Dominykas Vyšniauskas, Kamil Szuszkiewicz, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Mats Lindstrom, Jewish Culture and Information Center in Vilnius.
Cover image: David Koussevitsky with boy cantor during a Shabbat service (video still from amateur footage).



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Arturas Bumsteinas Vilnius, Lithuania

Arturas Bumšteinas is a composer, sound artist, performer, improviser working in the fields of experimental, electroacoustic, comprovized music with orientation towards collaborative practices. He is founder-member of ensembles Twentytwentyone, Zarasai, Works&Days. His music is represented by various international festivals and labels, exhibition art is represented by Antje Wachs Galerie in Berlin ... more

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