Our header image was designed by Zoe Christiansen, a multi-talented artist who has produced numerous visual art pieces for various projects through The Bodily Press, also an incredible clarinetist.
Zoe Christiansen: performer, musician, educator and visual artist who plays clarinet, accordion, keyboards and sings. Her knowledge of Klezmer and traditional music is based on active performing and extensive fieldwork in Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Moldova, Russia and the Republic of Georgia. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, Zoe has taught at Yiddish NY and KlezKanada, performed with The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Northern Harmony, Klezfest/St. Petersburg, The Crimson Ragdolls, and The Painted Bird. A frequent accompanist for community theater, she has extensive liturgical experience as well. She appears on Balkan Mind Meld (2016) and on the soundtrack of Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem (2014). She has produced visual artwork for several projects that have come out on The Bodily Press, such as Eliot Cardinaux’s Winter Poems, and Magpie: Six Feet on Solid Ground. It is rumored that a book of her artwork will be circulating through the press soon.