Beddy-bye in times of the pandemic
What did your grandmother hum to put you to sleep? What do you sing to soothe your own little ones? You probably remember at least one lullaby from your childhood: a song that eased your sorrow, or a nursery rhyme that calmed your nighttime fears. Lulling Time has invited people of all ages and backgrounds to share their childhood memories and, through their voices or simple murmurings, revive an overlooked cultural heritage. Our explosition offers a glimpse of this rich collection of lullabies in different languages from many traditions around the world. All together, they provide a precious balm for our daily lives in confinement.
Since 2016, the Berceurs du temps have been touring the parks and squares of Greater Montreal with a participatory installation that allows passers-by to record and listen to lullabies. So far, they have collected more than 1,200 songs in 60 languages, creating an ever-growing archive of touching encounters, now shared with all of us, young and old alike, just when we need it most.
Multilingual ● All ages ● Free
Pre-recorded event | Listen at any time
Available as of February 13th
Concept and selection of lullabies : Ilya Krouglikov, from the project archives "Bercer le temps" / Concept and design : Berceurs du temps (Sarah Dell’Ava, Ilya Krouglikov, Wolfram Sander) / Sound editing : Wolfram Sander, Claire Perryman-Holt / Special thanks to the 800 or so participants who have lent their voices to the project since 2016