Inuit Shaman Drum Dancer
by Nelson Takkiruq
whale bone, stone
Le joueur de cornemuse
Wood engraving, 1929
Sirens dancing, playing music, double recorder and harp.
English c. 1300 Bestiary.
The voice of Jewish cantor Yosele Rosenblatt ~ Hineni heoni mima‘ash
Photograph below of a beggar taking the voice of Yosele Rosenblatt around on an old pram taken by Menachem Kipnis (1878-1942) who was a great collector of Yiddish folk music and recorder of Jewish life in pre-war Poland.
Music and photograph from Studiolum: here & here
“Exploiting the talents of Josele Rozenblat. Josele Rozenblat’s singing is flowing from the beggar’s gramophone. People throw money for the music to the beggar from the windows. By “carrying” Josele in a push-chair from one courtyard to another, the Jew manages to earn a living in Warsaw.” ~ description by Menachem Kipnis
A Wheeled lyre from Mala Klitna, a village of Krasyliv district, Khel’nytsk oblast (Ukraine)
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.