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Watch The Holy Gasp in concert

Stream the musical group's performance as you self-isolate and keep your physical distance during the COVID-19 pandemic

Watch Toronto-based musical group The Holy Gasp in concert at 7 p.m. ET on March 31. Their act combines music and storytelling with performance art. You can tune in to their at-home concert from the comfort of your own.

The Holy Gasp perform “Mmm Urkh But”: “Mmm Urkh But is a new work of musical literature by The Holy Gasp, written for bass clarinet and percussion. It is the story of a man and woman, who, having concluded that the difficulties in their relationship have been caused by an inability to communicate, embark upon a radical experiment in language, and commit to a life together in which three words alone are ever uttered. The domestic themes in this new work may very well resonate with those trapped at home in the name of social distancing. It may serve as a cautionary tale for those growing impatient and hostile towards their loved ones.”

URGNT, a music collective put together by Mark Marczyk of Lemon Bucket Orkestra, is putting on this concert after the global COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of hundreds of concerts, shows and other gatherings across the world. Maclean’s and Solotech are also supporting the concert.

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This concert is part of a series of free, livestreamed musical events over the next few weeks. Watch the last few concerts streamed on Maclean’s: Measha Brueggergosman and Moscow Apartment.

Bookmark this page and check back, or visit macleans.ca/inconcert to watch The Holy Gasp’s performance on March 31 at 7 p.m. ET. The concert will also be streamed on the Maclean’s Facebook page as well as the Maclean’s YouTube channel.

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