by Jari Kallio, Amanda Kauranne, Lasse Lehtonen, Loviisa Pihlakoski, Patrik Stenström

The third FMQ Special Feature of 2023 explores the intricate relationship between music and grief. The expression – or experience – of grief through music can follow highly normative and ritualized paths, but it can also take freer forms, seeking to push the boundaries that society imposes on how we should experience it. We find ourselves traversing a realm where emotions and sounds converge, offering a space to encounter grief in its versatility. This space can comprise feelings of solace, understanding, and connection – but it can also amplify the experience by bringing difficult emotions closer to us.

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