'Emotional Orchestra' was a work, premiered in NY in 2003 and performed again in London at the Tate Modern in 2005, in which a graphical schema of drawn black and white stripes on paper indicates the back and forth of bowing upon multiple instruments. Taking the idea of the bow as an expressive extension of the the body, players--of varying familiarity with stringed instruments, from virtuosos to non-players-- interpreted a range of widths and densities of stripe. The problem of excessive dissonance was resolved by the indication of a single pitch for the entire orchestra. Luminaries performing on bowed and/or bow-able instruments for the New York performance included Laurie Anderson, Okkyung Lee, Kaffe Matthews, Jutta Koether, Honeychild, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, Pia Dehne, Margarida Garcia, Shelley Burgon and many others. The silk and metallic bow-arm sleeves visible in the video were made for the orchestra by design collective ASFOUR (now threeASFOUR), and the performance was co-produced by Marina Rosenfeld and Jeffrey Deitch/Deitch Projects off-site at Hudson Clearing, 250 Broome St, New York.

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