Clod Ensemble Kiss My Echo

Set to an original score for strings, piano and percussion, Kiss My Echo turned the anatomist’s knife on the anatomists and gave the herbalist a dose of their own medicine, to reveal a crisis at the heart of the modern hospital.

The creation of Kiss My Echo formed part of the initial research and development for the Performing Medicine project. The piece explored ‘authoritative’ medical imagery, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to renaissance anatomy textbooks, nineteenth century photographic records and contemporary neurological studies of ‘unexplained symptoms’ — and brought them to life.

Kiss My Echo was performed at Battersea Arts Centre in 2001.