Community of Grieving  ¯_(⩿_⪀)_/¯

A shared collective listening piece by Zosia Hołubowska and Julia Giertz.

︎ Listen to an excerpt of the piece Unsound Festival Bandcamp

Community of Grieving was originally commissioned for Unsound 2020 online as a shared collective listening piece. Described as ‘an audio ritual to collectively submit into intermission’, the piece draws on traditions of vesper and lament and was recreated as a live performance in 2021. 

Interview with Zosia for clotmag here.

Zosia’s voice
Buchla 200-system
Vocal syntesi

Shows in 2021

Live at Unsound 2021, Krakow.
16 october at Lasnia Nova, Krakow as part of Unsound Festival 2021

Photo: Jovan Mrowinski

Shows in 2020
The piece was created especially for Unsound 2020 to be listened to at home on headphones in solitude, to give listeners a sense of being connected, belonging to a community of grieving.

Those listening were also invited to engage in a live chat on the Unsound Discord, led by Hołubowska and Giertz.

Monday October 5th at 18:00 (GMT+2)
streming at Radio Kapital

Friday October 9th at 18:00 (GMT+2)
streaming at Unsound’s Soundcloud

Credits Live Performance
Zosia Hołubowska & Julia Giertz

Zosia Hołubowska
Edka Jarząb
Veza Maria Fernandez Wenger

Live musician:
Isabella Forciniti

Choreographic support:
Claire Lefevre

Visuals / Hologram:
Joanna Nordahl

Hamed Hajmolaali


Vocal support:
Emma Bonnici

Elena Biner (Moirae Moirae)
“Sisters - The Legacy of the Soil” 2021

Supported by:
Unsound Festival,Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Elevate Festival, We Are Europe, Austria Culture Forum Waraw, Austrian Ministry of Culture and Nada Lokal in Vienna Austria Kultur, Radio Kapital

Our special thanks to William Rickman and Katinka Fogh Vindelev.