Emily Cross on Being a Death Doula & Musician in 2020
This Must Be the Gig is joined by Emily Cross of Cross Record.
The experimental project focuses on a powerful fusion of visceral muscle and ephemeral glow—most recently culminating in an incredible self-titled record in 2019. In addition, Emily is one third of the band Loma, alongside Dan Duszynski, and Jonathan Meiburg, and Loma is set to release a new record of their own via Sub Pop. And as if that weren't enough, Emily is also a death doula, someone who assists in the understanding and processing of death, aiming to help individuals and families cope with mortality as a natural part of life. Needless to say, her work in that field under the organization name Steady Waves End of Life Services is particularly pressing and meaningful in the midst of a global pandemic.
Lior spoke with Emily about organizing "living funerals" for individuals struggling with the concept of mortality while also touring as a musician, how moving to England may change her work, and bringing essential oils into green rooms.
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