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Upcoming Premiere of 'De Motu Cordis' in Bangkok

Eagerly looking forward to collaborating again after two years with the fantastic musicians and people at Thailand Music and Arts Organization and the TACET(i) ensemble for the premiere of my work 'De Motu Cordis'!

De Motu Cordis is a work for mixed ensemble named after seventeenth century medical scientist William Harvey's seminal work "Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus (Concerning the motion of the heart and blood)". Through this work Harvey is credited with being the first man to correctly describe the human blood circulation system, a notion which I found inspiring from a humanistic and sonic perspective.

This type of anatomical knowledge is easy to take for granted in the 21st Century, but the objective understanding of the state of flow which is embedded within each and every living human being has only manifested in writing relatively recently in human history. The ensemble functions as a reflection of the physiological process of blood flow, with different instrument groups possessing different timbral and gestural qualities in their sonic content. As a whole, though, the three groups of instruments function in a connective flow, circulating sonic content in a way which can only work as a cohesive collective.

Culminating in a rush of energy, the music content at all points mirrors the familiar physiological reactions we humans experience upon experiencing excitement and intrigue. On the other hand, the musical content of each instrument's parts alone sound quite elusive and abstract, reiterating the often surprising unfamiliarity humans have towards their own physiological functions.

My deepest thanks to the incredible composers Noppakorn Auesirinucroch and Piyawat Louilarpprasert for making this most exciting collaboration possible. Once I have the exact date I will share it on my socials, in the meantime check out all their website has to offer:

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