Liverpool’s Forest Swords drops an “original audio score created for contemporary dance piece Shrine“. FS says of scoring the Carmel Koster-choreographed piece:
“For me, the past six months has involved watching how bodies can fail and fix. I became acutely aware of the power of forcing ourselves to look at its vulnerabilities and how we connect with them. In an age when human bodies are still regularly devalued, it feels cathartic to embrace the workings and design of them, even if it makes us uncomfortable and sometimes shameful. Being able to explore that has been enlightening.”
Listen to the haunting, claustrophobic “Shrine Hold” below, stream the whole score here, and watch the eerily ominous performance on loop here.