Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gisele Edwards


Here Gisele is in rehearsal for a project with Jos Houben - a founder member of Complicité - around the subject of strings and ropes. We (Gisele, three cellists, four cellos and percussionist) will produce a taster evening in Paris at the end of April in the hope that we can get funding to create a show.








Blogger Dale said...

Wow! How intriguing. I love it not least for challenging the image of the prim symphony string player who sits perfectly still and moves only the arms, as if one didn't use one's whole body to play any instrument. (This may be an antique image: I haven't been to see anyone play a concert in thirty years. But I remember an oppressive rigidity of the body: and the memory of it makes me shudder, as a therapist, to think of what must happen to the neck & shoulder & back muscles if you hold still, doing fine handwork, for that long!)

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Blogger ruth said...

hello Dale. Things were a lot different thirty years ago. Now, with the early music movement (much more swing, gravity, like folk musicians) and Alexander Technique, music theatre, improvisation, voice-work, world music, Feldenkreis and yoga available in music colleges I think 'classical' musicians are much freer on the whole. But we still have a long way to go so keep up the good work! (and come do some of it on me some day!)

ps that's not me in the photo. it's my younger slimmer colleague!

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