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by rosenblums
posted 24/01/2018

My Heart So Grieves with Jenny Eriksson

On Arts Wednesday 24 January 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Jenny Eriksson, founder of The Marais Project and Director of My Heart So Grieves, a forthcoming concert, featuring music of the 16th century. We listened to music by The Marais Project, featuring Jenny on acoustic viola da gamba and Elysian Fields, Jenny’s electric viola da gamba group, which plays jazz. Jane brought her acoustic viola da gamba into the studio and she demonstrates the instrument for us. Listen to the interview here:

First, we heard The Streets of Forbes, an Australian folk song, played by The Marais Project, 16th century style. It comes from their latest CD, Spinning Forth on the Move label:

Now for Part 1 of the conversation:

Now listen to Now O Now I Needs Must Part by 16th century composer, John Dowland. It comes from Mara! Meets Marais, a self published CD:

Here is Part 2 of the conversation, where Jenny demonstrates and plays the viola da gamba:

We finished by listening to an, as yet unpublished track by Elysian Fields, entitled Elysium:

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