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Anna Von Hausswolf returns with solo organ instrumentals

By | Published on Wednesday 29 July 2020

Anna von Hausswolff

Anna Von Hausswolff will return later this year with a new instrumental album of solo pipe organ performances, titled ‘All Thoughts Fly’.

The first single from the record is ‘Sacro Bosco’, named after a sixteenth century garden in Italy that was originally commissioned by a duke and patron of the arts called Pier Francesco Orsini, and which contains grotesque mythological sculptures and buildings overgrown with vegetation. It’s also the place that inspired the whole album, explains Von Hausswolf.

“There’s a sadness and wilderness [at Sacro Bosco] that inspired me to write this album, also a timelessness”, she says. “I believe that this park has survived not only due to its beauty but also because of the iconography, it has been liberated from predictable ideas and ideals. The people who built this park truly set their minds and imagination free”.

“‘All Thoughts Fly’ is a homage to this creation, and an effort to articulate the atmosphere and the feelings that this place evokes inside of me”, she continues. “It’s a very personal interpretation of a place that I lack the words to describe. I’d like to believe Orsini built this monumental park out of grief for his dead wife, and in my ‘Sacro Bosco’ I used this story as a core for my own inspiration: love as a foundation for creation”.

The album is out on 25 Sep through Southern Lord. Watch the video for ‘Sacro Bosco’ here: