Earlier this year I was lucky enough to work with the brilliant (and handsome) Thomas Hoy on the incidental music he wrote for a production of the play A Mouthful of Birds. I played in a quartet of violin, flute, cello and clarinet for a whirlwind run of five performances.
We recorded selections of the music a few weeks ago. This is one of them. It’s called Extreme Happiness.
This dance consists of memories of moments of extreme happiness. After a while all the members of the company find themselves in a waterfall. They dash in and out, they stand letting the stream pour down on their backs - a moment of severe physical pleasure.
- A Mouthful of Birds stage directions
Rosanna Burrill, Violin
Diana Jordan, Flute
Marc Blouin, Clarinet
Ben Marmen, Cello