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Blues in B-flat (part of Foxfire Eins)

Jayne Parker

UK, 2000
8 minutes, Colour, Sound, 4:3
Original format: 16mm

Blues in B Flat takes its name and subject from a ‘cello solo, composed by Volker Heyn in 1981. In this film, the ‘cellist (Anton Lukoszevieze) is both a musician and a protagonist. In the final section he must introduce a second bow to play on the underside of the strings, a strangely intrusive act. The film opens in a music repair shop and we see the interior of a ‘cello – the space where music resonates.