Christmas in mourning, in Bethlehem and Beirut, and music beyond

“Words are missing to convey our outrage, our sadness, and our feeling of helplessness,” say organizers. Instead, Bethlehem in occupied Palestine joins Beirut for a live broadcast electronic music performance “Christmas in mourning.” Separately, artists band together in international compilations, outpourings of feeling in sound.

Head by drone to a 3000-year old ruined village for a stunning performance by Hayk Karoyi

You deserve a vacation. If only you could visit what some have dubbed the “Armenian Machu Picchu.” Oh, and also if you could, like, fly. And there was a sick music performance happening.

Peter Kirn - January 19, 2022

In Glacier Music, sounds and songs capture urgency, deeply-felt and real

It’s heard in drips, in flows of water. It’s counted in numbers, echoes in poetry, called into the air in plaintive cries, sighing instruments, and the decay of piano notes. When a crisis reaches us somewhere that even words fail, maybe we need sounds and music to tell the story alongside science.

Peter Kirn - November 5, 2021

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