field recordings (of a Greek Orthodox funeral and crying)

Length: 3'


Description: The presidential election and my grandfather's funeral coincided on the same day last November 2016. Hence, a lament. This Lament pieces together recordings from various improvisations, funeral chants, prayers, and the sobs of my mother. It is a Balkan tradition (chiefly Romanian) to incorporate "musical crying" in bedside funeral songs, thus it felt appropriate to include in this piece partially honoring my Greek grandfather.  

Sound sources/appearances: Chrysanthe Tan, Terpsichore Kapiniaris Tan, Joy Yi, Elsa Lund, and Rev. Father Andreas Kollas. All participants gave full consent to their inclusion in this piece.

Score: No score exists for this piece.