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Pankanea: The First Stage

Recorded October 2020 at Mountainview Cemetery

In her 2018 commission by The Little Chamber Music Society, Joelysa Pankanea was asked to respond musically to the death of her mother. She chose to focus on the 5 stages of grieving, moving through each in sequence, beginning with shock and trauma, and ending with acceptance. The result is a powerful piece scored for voices, marimba and bass, which takes us through a journey of losing a loved one too soon.


Christina Cichos
Kira Fondse
Lucy Smith
Tabitha Brasso-Ernst
Katherine Evans
Risa Takahashi
Oliver Dalton
Andrew Fitzgerald
Carman J. Price
Andrew Bortz
Jacob Gramit
Steve Maddock


Brian Nesselroad, percussion
Mark Haney, bass


Audio Engineer: Don Harder
Audio Producer: Liz Hamel
Director: Mike Southworth
Camera Operators: Mike Southworth, Adam P.W. Smith
Editor: Mike Southworth, Mike Young

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