Car-Free Klezmer

(2008, Brian Standing, 23 minutes)

Madison-based Klezmer mavens Yid Vicious spent a week taking their music to the city’s streets, bike paths, and bus stops, to the surprise, delight, and sometimes bleary-eyed confusion of commuters.

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Madison-based Klezmer mavens Yid Vicious spent a week supporting Car-Less University, a week-long celebration of World Car-Free Day organized by Enact Wisconsin and the Madison Environmental Group. Thanks to a generous Blink grant from the City of Madison Arts Commission, the seven musicians of Yid Vicious were able to take their music to the city’s streets, bike paths, and bus stops, to the surprise, delight, and sometimes bleary-eyed confusion of commuters.

  • SEE Seven sleepy musicians roust themselves at horribly early hours to inspire spontaneous bouts of bike path dancing.
  • HEAR Madison Metro passengers and bicycle commuters describe the ins and outs of their commuting experiences.
  • LEARN how many tubas fit on a bus-mounted bicycle rack.
  • GASP as Yid Vicious is stopped by the police for Driving Under the Influence of Klezmer.

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