Raf (2 Bears) reveals his track from The Body Of Songs Collection– September 2015
Tune into BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction on 25th September 2015 to hear live versions and interviews with the artists and Body of Songs team.
Listen to (Ooh Ah) Carolina by Raf:
Raf investigated the appendix with help from pathologist Dr Ian Proctor of University College London Hospital, surgeon Dr Andrew Williams of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, and Dr William Parker of Duke University, Carolina, USA. The resulting track has an infectious groove and swamps in with an electro dirt funk straight from the realms of somewhere deep within, like your appendix.
Raf says: “It’s anatomical, tragicomical funk”.
About Body Of Songs
Body of Songs is a groundbreaking music and science experiment that brings together Britain’s most talented musicians to create a remarkable collection of songs, inspired by our inner workings – the mysterious organs of the body.
These are the 8th and 9th tracks to be revealed from the collection due for release in Autumn 2015. So far you can hear: Bat For Lashes (Skin), Goldie (Brain), Ghostpoet (Liver), Mara Carlyle & Max De Wardener (Kidneys), Dave Okumu (Heart), Afrikan Boy (Blood), Scrufizzer (Larynx).
Through incredible access to specialist clinicians and scientists, making observations in the operating theatre, meeting with alternative health experts and patients at varying stages of illness and ogling body parts in special museum collections – each artist has developed a knowledge and feel for their chosen organ. This is then transformed into an original composition to reflect both their experiences and personal relationship to these hidden parts of the body.
The artists’ scientific journeys have been guided with help from inspirational clinician, Professor Hugh Montgomery and Dr Alistair Connell.
With a line-up of incredible artists, curated by Gemma Cairney (BBC Radio 1), Llywelyn Ap Myrrdin (composer) and Beth Clayton the remaining three songs and body organs from musicians at the peak of their creative powers will be released ahead of the final album in Autumn 2015.
Body Of Songs is supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. With special thanks to University College LondonHospital and the NHS.