Dead Symphony is an immersive performance piece based on the sounds that people hear during near-death experiences. It was created by Saskia Moore, a Melbourne born, London based visual artist, in collaboration with award-winning UK music ensemble Apartment House.
"There are very good, documented accounts of the visual side of a near death experience, and what that experience is, but not necessarily what people hear," says Moore.
To create the compositions that would later become the Dead Symphony, Moore, equipped with a keyboard, transcribed into music the memories of participants as they recounted the sounds they heard near-death.
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