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(Ian Blake)


Another dance piece: a musical response to Dianne Fogwell's Resonance exhibition of 2001, and in particular, a print based on an image from the early fifteenth century Chantilly manuscript: a heart-shaped musical score of Baude Cordier's Belle bonne sage. I've used elements of the melody plus sounds from the printing process, along with a swarm of backyard bees. I'm playing a collection of 'early' - ish instruments here: chalumeau, bass viol, harp, recorder, soprano sax, Egyptian tabla, cittern and a suitably ancient computer.

This is the heart-shaped musical score of Baude Cordier's composition <i> Belle bonne sage</i> from the Chantilly manuscript