Loss and a Woman’s Voice

...the best instrument for the music of loss, which is the best of all music, is a woman's voice. -Rick Moody (in On Celestial Music pg. 71) An Armenian woman (Nelly Gasparyan) singing "Lord have mercy" in an abandoned cathedral in eastern Turkey. https://youtu.be/UAT_ncnhqJQ John Tavener setting of "The Jesus Prayer" written for Bjork https://youtu.be/eY0X2ov0tzc