Mmm Urkh But

by The Holy Gasp

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After concluding that the difficulties in their relationship are caused by an inability to communicate, a man and woman embark upon a radical experiment in language, and commit to a life together in which three words alone are ever uttered. "Mmm Urkh But" marks a new voyage by The Holy Gasp into the realm of musical storytelling.

"Mmm Urkh But tells a story both familiar and original in style and content—Beckett-esque and biblical, ironic, absurd, yet genuine and poignant. One might think there is nothing left to say on the subject of communication in romance, or perhaps the impossibility of it, yet Hackman tackles the topic in a fresh and, at times, surprisingly delightful way."
-JACOB SCHEIER, Governor General Award-winning author of "More to Keep Us Warm" and "Letter from Brooklyn."

Mmm Urkh But was composed during a composer's residency at the Historic Kiever Synagogue in Toronto's Kensington Market. For their support and encouragement, gratitude is extended to Dr. Adam Cohen, Rabbi Eli Cohen, the members of the board of directors at the Historic Kiever Synagogue, Moira Clark, Sasha Ormond, and Even Arbic.

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released March 30, 2020

Written and narrated by Benjamin Hackman
Composed by Robert W. Stevenson and Benjamin Hackman (SOCAN)
Produced by Christine Stoesser and Benjamin Hackman
Mixed and engineered by Christine Stoesser
Mastered by Andrew Mitchel at Audio Bay Mastering
Cover Art by Brittany Brooks

Bass Clarinet - Robert W. Stevenson
Percussion - Benjamin Hackman

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