'WHY WAS I COMPARED TO THE IBN EZRA? WHO IS HE?'

Comment

'WHY WAS I COMPARED TO THE IBN EZRA? WHO IS HE?'

 ‘Homegrown’ by Steve Levine

‘Homegrown’ by Steve Levine

Jarmila Gorna’s whole album Aspaklaria was aired on Jerusalem’s Radio Free Nachlaot in Steve Levine's 'Homegrown' programme on the 4 Dec. One of the radio presenters, Lorelai Kude, compared her to the medieval Torah commentator, the Ibn Ezra, for his many talents:

Jarmila Xymena Gorna is like a musical polymath. She’s a bit like the Ibn Ezra, and although he is a medieval Torah commentator and she’s a modern musician - so there’s quite a gap between them, but in a way it’s very much the same kind of ability to do many, many, many things well, all at the same time without seemingly specialising in one, being super confident in all of them...


Jarmila commented on Facebook: ‘So, friends, how much better can it get... and what an honour’...

But who exactly was the legendary Abraham Ibn Ezra, known simply as the Ibn Ezra?

Screenshot 2018-12-13 at 03.50.40.png

Rabbi Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (Hebrew: אברהם אבן עזרא or ראב"ע) was a Jewish Torah commentator, philosopher, astronomer & astrologer, mathematician, poet, linguist and wonderer.

His work ‘The Beginning of Wisdom’ (… is the Fear of God) is a one of the most important of the basic medieval texts of astrology. 

 find out more about the Ibn Ezra

find out more about the Ibn Ezra

There is a legend that he died in England from a fever and a sickness that came upon him after an encounter with a pack of wild black dogs. This legend is attached to the belief that he denied the existence of demons.

Isn’t it rather spooky that one of Jarmila’s songs on the album Aspaklaria bears a title ‘Black Dog’?
’Black Dog’ in Apple Music
’Black Dog’ on Spotify

Comment

Jarmila Gorna on KZradio השירים שלי הושמעו בתוכנית של דובי לנצ

Comment

Jarmila Gorna on KZradio השירים שלי הושמעו בתוכנית של דובי לנצ

אנ׳ מאוד נרגשת. השירים שלי הושמעו בתוכנית של דובי לנצ. הייתי רוצה להודות לדובי ולכל המאזינים. מקווה מאוד שנהנתם

Jarmila’s music from Aspaklaria was on air in Mr Dubi Lenz’s programme on
KZradio in Israel at 78:40 min.

Muzyka z Aspaklarii prezentowana była przez Dubi Lenz’a w Izraelskim KZradio.

Comment

stay in touch

Stay in touch for more stories past and present

JARMILA'S CHILDHOOD MEMORY - SOUND ENGINEERING?!

JARMILA'S CHILDHOOD MEMORY - SOUND ENGINEERING?!

JARMILA'S CHILDHOOD MEMORY - SOUND ENGINEERING?!

In 2006 I was invited to take part in the exhibition titled 'Childhood Memories' at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.  I chose to recall how, as a child, I constructed my first 'recording studio', where I was able to execute basic tracking and layering of different parts.  I used my sister's old Grundig reel to reel and my own new little Grundig tape recorder to do that. Actually, the museum couldn't find a Grundig, so a prop was used!

LIFTMUSIC FEATURES JARMILA

LIFTMUSIC FEATURES JARMILA

Gorna’s choice of title for her debut album was a very conscious thought. The creative process is universally fascinating and resolutely difficult to nail down. The title she chose Hashgachah translates from Hebrew as meaning divine synchronicity; those “magic moments from above”. It is easy to hear how the sublime wordless communication of Silver Bird was born from this spiritual inspiration.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hashgachah/id151647135