Burial in the Sky
Sound creation by Aurélien Bertini (France)
presented on 24 September 2011 at Besançon (France)
A Tibetan funeral rite. They are already there: one hundred vultures await the arrival of the body. Knives and human bones litter the ground. The lama pronounces the prayers. Two 4x4’s approach. The family places the dead body in the hands of “the butcher”. The vultures’ cries are more prominent. Once the body is cut into pieces, he leaves the place to the four hundred vultures. The body disappears in a few minutes, and in this way is reincarnated in the sky. The person’s soul is taken to Paradise.