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Letha Melchior has died

Field recordist and musician Letha Melchior, who we previously reported on, has died from cancer. Melchior released various cassettes and CD-Rs, including Handbook For Mortals, a vinyl and digital album on Siltbreeze. She was married to artist Dan Melchior, who released an album on Northern Spy last year in order to raise money to pay for Letha's medical costs. The album included tracks by musicians C Spencer Yeh, Ela Orleans, Zs’s Sam Hillmer and others.