What song do you want played at your funeral? Daniel Mudie Cunningham has been asking that question of artists and art workers since 2007. Hundreds of people answered it in all manner of ways that ranged from the profound to the playful. The idea for Funeral Songs is based in personal experience. Weeks before the artist’s brother unexpectedly died in 2001, he’d mentioned what song should be played at his funeral. Amid the grief, the song choice was forgotten. Now recalled several years on, the song features in the Cunningham’s jukebox archive of music you can live or die to.

The Funeral Songs list can be viewed here at this link.

Collection: Museum of Old & New Art, Hobart

Museum of Old & New Art as part of MONA FOMA from 13 January 2012
MOP Projects, 13–17 December 2007


Interview with John Safran & Father Bob, 'Sunday Nights with Safran', Triple J, 4 December 2011

Rebecca Fitzgibbon, 'Soundtrack for your funeral', The Mercury, 18 January 2012

Interview with Elizabeth Mead, MONA BLOG, 1 March 2012