Music & Remembrance through Pandemic Times – Somewhere in the Light

In an intimate evening of music and archival art, a songwriter and a cellist weave moving tributes and stories to acknowledge the inevitability of loss. In partnership with Anywhere Festival, the event will take place at Petrie School of Arts on Saturday 4th June.

The artists wonder out loud what it is to remember well, and to honour the gifts we carry from those who are no longer present.

Emerging from the shadows of a global pandemic too, many have been denied access to important rituals of death because they have not been able to travel to attend funerals or sit at the bedside of dying loved ones. The pandemic has limited avenues of collective mourning and changed the way we say goodbye. Somewhere in the Light aims to hold space for losses that have not been able to be publicly acknowledged because of lockdowns, restrictions, mandates and border closures.

Audience members will be invited into a space of rest, silence and contemplation. There will be light refreshments after the event and a gentle invitation to share remembrances in a participatory artwork.

Producer Mira Chorik says, “From previous events, the most common audience feedback is how connected to others it makes them feel and how unusual this space is… that it can be hard to talk about loss without feeling like a burden and that opportunities to listen deeply are rare. People express gratitude for a gentle space of sadness held without solutions being presented: just silent archival art, real stories and songs that came from loss.”

Join songwriter, Mira Chorik and cellist, Gillian Love in an evening of reflection on loss and remembrance as a life-affirming and strengthening practice.

SOMEWHERE IN THE LIGHT will be held at Petrie School of Arts on Saturday 4th June, 2022, 7.00pm – 9.00pm. It contains themes of loss, death and dying. Parental guidance is recommended.

If you have a personal story of unacknowledged loss through pandemic times, you are warmly invited to share it here https://form.jotform.com/221217297087863

Bookings can be made at https://anywhere.is/event/somewhere-in-the-light/

For further information and to arrange an interview and/or photography, contact:
Mira Chorik
Phone: 0437 557 677
Email: [email protected]

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