Quill of the Soul

Hasidic Nigguns meet other world incantations

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Floating Tower celebrates world heritage of Jewish music.

Matt Robinson  Jewish Journal


The culmination of Mátti Kovler's residency at Boston University's Elie Wiesel Center, Quill of the Soul was a tribute to the Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel and Israeli composer and Kovler's mentor, André Hajdu. Featuring a group of international instrumentalists and a vocal ensemble, the evening explored the parallels between nigguns (Hasidic sacred chants) and other world ethnic chants—juxtaposing nigguns sung by observant Jews with Persian, Indian, and Yemenite music.




Hasidic Nigguns meet other world incantations 

November 1, 2015


Tsai Auditorium, Boston University

Presented by Elie Wiesel Center at Boston University

Produced by Boston Jewish Music Festival

Hosted by WGBH

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The Drumf and the Rhinegold
an operatic apocalypse
Here Comes Messiah
a mono-opera for soprano and orchestra
Ami & Tami
a musical fable for children
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Amanda Cooper, ALC Management 


Email: amanda@alc-arts.com

Inquiries for ‘Here Comes Messiah’, ‘Ami & Tami’, ‘The Drumf & the Rhinegold’:

Floating Tower

Erin Simmons, producer


139 Jackson St. Suite 4B 

Brooklyn NY 11211


tel: +1 469 826 0000

Mátti Kovler's scores and recordings are published exclusively by BarkolMusic [ASCAP] and Floating Tower Records. 


Inquiries regarding all European engagements: 

World Entertainment Company

Luca Ceretta, managing director

Király utca 56. 1. em 5

1068 Budapest

cell HU +36 3067 49980

cell ITA +39 329 472 1404



For Repertoire advice, commission inquiries and general information about scores and individual works please contact Mátti directly at


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