Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney’s Body Of Songs Project is still going strong, and just had a brand new track revealed! Mercury-nominated folk artist Sam Lee and composer Llywelyn ap Myrddin took time to investigate the nose. The “Nose Song” is a wonderfully strange new addition to the project. Lee investigated the nose with help from pathologist Dr. Laura Casey of University College London Hospital, perfume expert Nick Gilbert, ear nose/throat surgeon Professor Simon Game from University College London Hospital, and Dr. Darren Logan from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge.
“The nose is by far the least understood of all the organs and one of the great of the human science mysteries, This song explores this “archaic nerve” that penetrates our psyche and unconsciousness in magical transportive ways. This original organ has elevated itself to such a lofty position of biological deportment as to become almost unnecessary, yet so rooted in all our judgements socially, sexually, animalistically and atavistically it could be reckoned as the seat of the highest intuition and most advanced of all faculties,” says Lee.
Check out the video below!
You can tune into BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on the 25th of September to hear live versions and interviews with the artists from Body of Songs project, including Afrikan Boy and Ghostpoet who also have tracks in the project.