From Old French fer, ferm ‘firm’ + lier ‘bind’, meaning to roll or fold up (something) neatly and securely.
A way for me to express how I may
try to open up
internally was to
the physical unfurling of a fern leaf.
I’m fascinated by how the
plant curls up
or unravels depending on
water and light touch,
heat and cold, and
I thought about unraveling,
or coiling up, these
possibilities with the viola.
29/04/20 Mark Menzies // ICSM World Music Days Festival, Christchurch New Zealand
26/07/19 Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska // Radziejowski, Poland Synthetis, Pałac Radziejowski
Sarah Westwood - composer
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola
Jan Jędrzejczyk - recording
Serhii Vilka- video
Live premiere recording, 26 July 2019
The Artists House hall in Radziejowice, Poland - SYNTHETIS