Rebroadcast: The Thinking Heart

Photo by Arthur Fink

In this episode we revisit Martin Steingesser’s The Thinking Heart in honor of its inclusion in one of our recent grants. A 2013 grant brought the performance to Bates College, where it was very well received. Here we hear a recording made in 2009 of The Thinking Heart, A Performance in Two Voices with Cello by Martin Steingesser, Judy Tierney and Robin Jellis. The Thinking Heart is an original arrangement of journal and letters written by Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who chose to enter a World War II concentration camp in order to be with her people.

2 Responses to “Rebroadcast: The Thinking Heart”

  • Donna Says:

    Thank you, thank you for re-posting this. I just listened to it and its very moving. And thank you to Martin and the other performers (Judy and Robin), your creativity and work are appreciated.

    Donna Jones

  • Maine Humanities Council Says:

    So glad you enjoyed it, Donna! I’ll pass on the compliment to Martin-he’s just kindly sent Maine Humanities some photos and writing from a trip to Auschwitz-very powerful. We’ll be including them in one of the upcoming newsletters!

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