TO END IT ALL: Of Blood & Memory album release

Presented by Roman Numeral. Doors at 7:45 pm, concert at 8. This concert will be recorded and filmed live. Please be aware of equipment and keep noise levels to a minimum. Thank you.

An acoustic & multi-media concert celebrating the release of the new album Of Blood and Memory by To End It All, featuring: Joy Von Spain – voice, piano; Rachel LeBlanc – voice; Susana DuMett – voice; Jackie An – violin; Lori Goldston – cello; Masaaki Masao – sound collage; Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura, Douglas Ridings – Butoh dance + video projections; w/ opening solo percussion by Greg Campbell

Here we illuminate sorrow, grief, loss, and how losing one integral to our sense of place in the world expels us from the houses of confidence, confuses the mind, propels our hearts through places of knives, anger, nostalgia, fondness, flagellation, acute pain, smoldering anxiety, sunken affect, tension, blankness, bliss, relief, in no predictable or necessary order.

Rituals and traditions cannot offer all that’s needed as time races on. How can we continue once we’ve lost the physical presence of one so cherished? We meet these moments sometimes with fullness, or in retreat, in terror or in calm acceptance, each day both a whisper and a thousand hours, each night both meditation and curse. These songs are meant as temples of mourning, of fire, of blood, of memories, built upon the loss of mothers, of grandmothers, of every past and future beloved.