‘the heart is a knot’ by Oliver Thurley is a commission from Riot Ensemble – supported by funds from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation – during the COVID19 pandemic. It’s performed by Marianne Schofield and was filmed in Hall One, Kings Place, earlier this spring. Of the work, Thurley writes: ‘the heart is a knot is for trepidation, delicate touch, the grain of flesh and bow, and softly traced harmonic lines. The performance focuses on the microscopic detail and boundaries of unstable harmonics. the performer entangles herself in points of friction, tremors, turbulence, and the grain of a body moving with the instrument.’
Video recorded by Intone Films Audio Recording and AV post production by Aaron Holloway-Nahum.
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