A journey through the history, mystery and music of Père Lachaise cemetery
Do you ever wonder what a concert in Père Lachaise would be like of music by musicians in Père Lachaise? I do. I like to stroll around Père Lachaise listening to my Père Lachaise playlist on my iPod. But I frequently wonder how extraordinary it would be to experience the music collectively with a live concert.
Playing instruments is permitted in Parisian cemeteries by special permission, so why not a concert every June 21 for France’s annual Fête de la Musique for example? Who better to perform than Melodic Vision.
About Melodic Vision
Melodic Vision is a production company co-directed by two Boston-based artists that specialize in combining sound, imagery, and stories. Their productions include, but are not limited to, art films, museum installations, documentary shorts and a multimedia concert, entitled “Sacred Grounds, Sacred Sounds: A journey through the history, mystery, and music of Père Lachaise cemetery”.
Curious to learn more about this production, I contacted co-directors, violist, Rebecca Strauss and photographer, Susan Wilson, who kindly replied to my questions.