Funeral songs from theater performance by Laboratorium Pieśni / Song Laboratory ‘Puste Noce – Pieśni, które już się kończą’ (‘Empty nights – songs that have come to an end’).
‘Puste noce’ / ‘Empty nights’ is a dissappearing ritual of singing all night over the body of the deceased loved one, with all gathered relatives. This album is an attempt to present most interesing polish and ukrainian funeral songs, to capture the essence of mourning and remind old methods to ease the pain and fear of death. The theater play (and now – also this CD) is based on a field research, conducted from 2013 in Kashubia (region in northern Poland).
Laboratorium Pieśni (Song Laboratory) is a group of female singers from Poland, created in 2013.
Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. ....... more