Yesterday, Planet Stereo introduced to you BBC Radio1’s Gemma Cairney’s new music project, Body Of Songs. The project has brought together 10 artists, all of whom have met with specialists, doctor’s, etc. to explore the human body and get inspiration for new musical works. Check out the video about the project:
Today, Mara Calyle is the next artist to unveil her track, “Follow Me Through,” inspired by the kidneys. With the help of Max de Wardener, Carlyle has penned the new piece of the collection.
“We decided to choose the kidney as ‘our’ organ in tribute to Max’s father who died recently, and who was a pioneering kidney specialist. It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to explore his world both scientifically and creatively. We were able to get an initial overview of the kidney from several fascinating (and mind-boggling!) meetings with Hugh Montgomery and Chris Laing. Other parts of our process included gazing into jars of ancient pickled kidneys at the Gordon Museum of Pathology, talking with dialysis patients and meeting researchers who showed us mesmeric films of embryonic kidneys growing within the womb. For our piece we choose the kidney’s main function of filtration as the inspiration to create our song,” Mara explains.
You can stream the track below: