LULLABY MOVEMENT: a song cycle

Lullaby Movement is a song cycle exploring lullaby ritual from around the world. Performed in over 18 languages, the piece was created by Sophia Brous with celebrated British musicians Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins) and David Coulter (Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson).


Originally commissioned by Urbantheatre Projects for the Sydney Festival, Brous created the work learning lullaby repertoire from migrant and refugee communities from across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, working in community centres and refugee camps through Europe and the UK with BBC documentarian and activist Katie Barlow, before developing the material with Abrahams and Coulter into a full-length song cycle as artist-in-resident at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, New York.

“Mesmeric.” – The Music
“The emotion Brous summons needs no interpretation.” – The Monthly


Composed by Sophia Brous, Leo Abrahams and David Coulter
Performed by Sophia Brous, Leo Abrahams, David Coulter, Mauro Refosco, Cleek Schrey and Grey McMurray.
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February 8, 2016