Lorka Scher

Lorka Scher


Lorka believes music to be an embodied practice of personal and cultural healing. Drawing from her own post-war experience as the daughter of Soviet refugees, she explores themes of belonging, displacement and ancestral healing in her work. Her music carries the complexity of paradox alongside the potency of prayer— blending death into life, silence into sound and winter into spring.

Lorka weaves ethereal breath, harp, cello and vocals into a soundscape of delicate echos, loops and layers.  Her music has been described as haunting, medicinal and intimate. Both cathartic and soothing. Lullabies to wake us.

She is intuitively guided as an artist and joins the Spirit Weavers community with the intention of supporting other women in the journey towards wholeness.  Lorka combines training from her own ancestral tradition with a background in somatics, psychology and contemplative traditions.

Lorka teaches graduate courses in Global Health, Community Organizing and the Psychology of Connection at the University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. She is a Fellow with the Witness Institute — an organization centered on questions of moral transformation and inspired by the work of Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel.  She holds an interdisciplinary degree in the sociology of medicine and a Master’s degree in “Mind, Brain and Education” from Harvard University.

She will be offering both a workshop (Healing the Voice through the Body) and a special nighttime performance and sound healing (Lullabies to Wake Us).  You can learn more by visiting her website www.thespacebetweenbreaths.com or reaching out on instagram @titlewillcome.