is a project that resulted from the collaboration of the mathematician and jazz musician Albrecht Gündel-vom Hofe with the Israeli singers Tal Koch and Aviv Weinberg in playing traditional liturgical chants and modern psalm settings by contemporary Jewish composers together, which cover the broad spectrum of synagogue music. In Guendel-vom Hofe´s own music, he deals since many years with re-interpreting music based on his own spiritual roots, the worship hymns and chorales of Protestant churches.
The peculiarity of this project is the use of the language of jazz, always with the aim of preserving the spiritual character of the songs and at the same time using jazz elements to make the seemingly familiar for the sound space to open up new listening experiences, crossing cultural and religious borders.
Dr. Andreas Goetze
Andreas studied Protestant Theology, Philosophy and Judaism from in Heidelberg, Tübingen, Mainz and Frankfurt am Main and completed the vicariate in Oberursel, preparing for the pastoral profession. A special vicariate led him to the Holy Land from 1992 to 1993; to Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Jerusalem. Since 1995 he has been a parish priest in Rodgau-Jügesheim near Frankfurt am Main; In 2007 he spent a semester in Beirut and serves since 2012 as the astor for Interreligious Dialogue, Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia (EKBO).
He is dealing with fundamental theological questions in Jewish-Christian and Christian-Islamic dialogue and advising the bishop, the provost and church governing bodies on questions of interreligious dialogue. He initiates interreligious encounters, conducts educational events and advises church groups and parishes. He also maintains relationships with the Jewish community, Muslim, Buddhist and other umbrella organizations, communities and groups. studies of Evangelical Theology, minor subjects Judaism and Philosophy, Islamic Studies and Studies on Oriental Christianity in Jerusalem and Beirut.
In addition he works as a spiritual guide and has released numerous publications on the topics of interreligious dialogue, Middle East conflict and spirituality.
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