The most beautiful Modim—A match made in Heaven, Trondheim, and Skokie
The first time composer and cantor David Brandhandler (b. Norway, 1913; d. Skokie, 2016) sang Modim for me was a moment when my rarely shared and sometimes misinterpreted identities determined by birth (Norwegian) and choice (Jewish), finally fell into place. Moved and comforted by his haunting version of this thanksgiving prayer, I wanted to weave its words and his melody.
The continuous graphic line in all the pictures, woven in a metallic thread, traces the composition note by note. It represents a single voice calling to God, transcending space and time.