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THAT I DID ALWAYS LOVE

AN ODE TO EMILY DICKINSON

FOR HARP IN A SOUNDSCAPE

Anne Vanschothorst composer, harp in a soundscape
Annie Einan voice

Release Date: December 1, 2023

Catalog #: BR8978

Format: Digital & Physical

 

Composer and Harpist Anne Vanschothorst’s music has been described as innovative, minimal, lyrical, cinematic, and touching yet intense. The same rings true in THAT I DID ALWAYS LOVE, the artist’s musical ode to the great American poet Emily Dickinson. Featuring seven of the poet’s works set to music, Vanschothorst fosters an intimate listening space where two art forms reach a soothing synthesis, amplifying the elegance of Dickinson’s texts with the graceful nature of the harp, a perfect pairing.

Anne says: "With the singing birds and bumbling bees in my garden, a talking oak, streaming lava and singing ice I intend to give a voice to our rumbling Earth in my ode to Emily Dickinson. As the poet I dream to shape reality. Sometimes subtle harp and abstract music will do but for this album I wanted to make a stand by using sonic symbolism through harp fx and (natural) soundscapes. Combining the poem “The Soul selects her own Society” with the women of Iran chanting: “Women, Life, Freedom” the loaded words become even more powerful.
And yet: “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –”"


Anne Vanschothorst (The Hague, NL) is a landscape music composer, minimal harp pioneer and multi-media artist exploring creativity in applied music, film & spoken word (poems, philosophical quotes) — using 47strings and overdub to make sound sculptures. 

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