The Art Of Music For The End Of Life, In A Film Touring The Region
Will you hear music when you die?
Forget the after-life implications, that's an Earth-bound question. And the answer is yes, if you want it. Music thanatologists play music by the bedsides of dying people, frequently harp music.
Peter Roberts has been doing it for a very long time, and he is the subject of a documentary film, "From Music Into Silence," by filmmaker Farshid Akhlagi. We get a visit from Peter Roberts and hear some of his music. Farshid Akhlagi joins in with co-producer Sammi Ghafari, as do Rogue Valley music thanatologists Elizabeth Markell and James Excell.
Movie screenings: Ashland's Varsity Theatre, September 18 at 6:30; Eugene's Bijou Art Cinemas, September 19 at 7:00.