Video of the Day: United Strings of Europe play Joanna Marsh, Another Eden
Thursday, November 3, 2022
A new commission by Joanna Marsh for six strings, reflecting on the erosion of the Earth's beauty
Video of the Day features an excerpt of a new commission from British composer Joanna Marsh, Another Eden, scored for six strings of the United Strings of Europe with movement and acrobatics from members of Gandini Juggling.
The piece is part of the United Strings of Europe's new work Apollo Resurrected, is a contemporary re-staging of Stravinsky’s ballet Apollo and His Muses which explores the essential role art has to play in a world recovering from tragedy and isolation.
Composed in a the structure of a passacaglia, Another Eden reflects on a number of contemporary themes that revolve around a sense of the gradual erosion of the organic beauty of our world, and reflect a deeply held wish to recover it. With deep resonances and equality between each string voice, the work uses the possibilities of string sound to reflect both beauty and darkness.
Apollo Resurrected will be performed at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds tonight, on 3 November. The commission is supported by PRS Foundation.