Mother of Sirens Presents
The Keening Revival
By Mikki Jordan
FESTIVAL DATES: streaming on-demand Jan 27 – Feb 6
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APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 30 minutes
The Keening Revival is a new work in progress by Mikki Jordan, creator of From These Streets I Rise (Fertile Ground, 2019; CoHo Productions, 2020). The piece is inspired in part by the Celtic tradition of keening, or caoineadh, a form of vocal lament for the dead traditionally performed by women prior to burial. With voice as its primary medium, The Keening Revival presents us with a portrait of grief (and love) in four movements.
In creating this piece Mikki challenged herself to learn new aspects of the creative process. By wearing all hats from composer, director, performer, videographer, to sound engineer and beyond, she has been exploring the question, “What can I create when everything is stripped away?” Born out of pandemic times, the piece serves as a meditation on isolation, both within the experience of grief as well as within the creative process itself.