Archive of Composer, Music Educator and Holocaust Survivor Set for Digitization
A Tempo this Saturday (4/12 at 7 pm) features an interview about The Colburn School's plans to preserve the archive of composer, conductor and community music school pioneer Herbert Zipper.
The life of conductor, composer and community music school pioneer Herbert Zipper spanned most of the 20th century, and his life experiences reflect that - participation in the flourishing interwar arts movement in Vienna, imprisonment at Dachau, life in Japan-occupied Philippines later in the war, and eventually the opportunity to advocate for broad access to music education in the U.S. He was also instrumental in the development of what would evolve into the Colburn School, which houses the archive of Zipper and his wife, Trudl, herself a pioneer in the dance world.
Now with the help of a grant, the school plans to preserve and digitize this archive and make it available to the public online. A Tempo host Rachel Katz speaks with Adam Millstein, program director of Colburn's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, about the archive, and how Zipper's experiences reflect those of other musicians whose works were suppressed, destroyed or forgotten during the Nazi Regime.