WHEN a person is very sick or dying, Anita Zielomka offers a "gentle cradle of sounds" to calm and support them.
The therapeutic harpist works with people in hospitals, hospices and homes, playing music and offering peace and comfort in their final hours.
But on Sunday, she will be performing in the chapel at the inaugural Sandgate Cemetery Open Day from 10am to offer an insight into what she does and how it can help.
"I play the kind of music that just flows over them to help them relax," she said.
"A person who is very, very sick or dying may be very anxious. Agitated. Afraid. They may be in pain. And they may be depressed.
"What I try to do is change that by mimicking their emotions with the music, and then slowing it right down to 60 beats per minute."
Ms Zielomka said her music also helped to calm and comfort grieving families as they said goodbye.
"Sometimes families will sing along," she said. "The hearing is the last thing that goes when someone is dying, so they can let go while hearing their loved ones singing to them."
Sandgate Cemetary, one of the region's oldest and largest cemeteries, has a history dating back more than 200 years.
On Sunday, from 10am to 3pm, visitors can go on historical walks and talks at the family friendly event, take in a vintage hearse display and the art and flower shows, or watch a history of grave digging presentation.
There will also be performances by the Marching Koalas.