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Leading Swedish composer Jesper Nordin's soundscape lies at the crossroads of Swedish traditional music, rock and improvised music. On this recording, Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Röster ('voices'), a trilogy whose works are each based on different kinds of Swedish music which the composer sees as being part of his background. In Åkallan ('Invocation'), Nordin has used the traditional vocal technique called kulning as his starting point. Extreme metal rock (through the band Meshuggah) provided the material for Ärr ('Scar') and the result is an explosive rhythmic scream that has seldom been heard in Classical music. Finally, Öde ('Fate' or 'Deserted') incorporates recordings by the legendary Swedish opera singers Birgit Nilsson and Jussi Björling in an electronic part which interacts with the orchestra. Performed by violinist Malin Broman and the ensemble Musica Vitae, 3rd Retrospective belongs to a series of works in which Nordin looks back on his own music in various ways. Here, he goes back to the music of his childhood, written and played on the violin by his father. More specifically, he uses a tune from a play written by Nordin's father, namely a polska, a traditional dance whose origins are to be found in Poland.
Leading Swedish composer Jesper Nordin's soundscape lies at the crossroads of Swedish traditional music, rock and improvised music. On this recording, Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Röster ('voices'), a trilogy whose works are each based on different kinds of Swedish music which the composer sees as being part of his background. In Åkallan ('Invocation'), Nordin has used the traditional vocal technique called kulning as his starting point. Extreme metal rock (through the band Meshuggah) provided the material for Ärr ('Scar') and the result is an explosive rhythmic scream that has seldom been heard in Classical music. Finally, Öde ('Fate' or 'Deserted') incorporates recordings by the legendary Swedish opera singers Birgit Nilsson and Jussi Björling in an electronic part which interacts with the orchestra. Performed by violinist Malin Broman and the ensemble Musica Vitae, 3rd Retrospective belongs to a series of works in which Nordin looks back on his own music in various ways. Here, he goes back to the music of his childhood, written and played on the violin by his father. More specifically, he uses a tune from a play written by Nordin's father, namely a polska, a traditional dance whose origins are to be found in Poland.
7318590026298
Nordin / Broman / Swedish Radio Symphony Orch - Voices From The Past

Details

Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 07/07/2023
UPC: 7318590026298

Voices From The Past
Artist: Nordin / Broman / Swedish Radio Symphony Orch
Format: CD
New: Available $21.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. No.
2. Åkallan (Invocation) [13:07]
3. No.
4. ÄRR (Scar) [15:09]
5. No.
6. Öde (Fate / Deserted) [18:46]
7. 3rd Retrospective [16:44]

More Info:

Leading Swedish composer Jesper Nordin's soundscape lies at the crossroads of Swedish traditional music, rock and improvised music. On this recording, Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Röster ('voices'), a trilogy whose works are each based on different kinds of Swedish music which the composer sees as being part of his background. In Åkallan ('Invocation'), Nordin has used the traditional vocal technique called kulning as his starting point. Extreme metal rock (through the band Meshuggah) provided the material for Ärr ('Scar') and the result is an explosive rhythmic scream that has seldom been heard in Classical music. Finally, Öde ('Fate' or 'Deserted') incorporates recordings by the legendary Swedish opera singers Birgit Nilsson and Jussi Björling in an electronic part which interacts with the orchestra. Performed by violinist Malin Broman and the ensemble Musica Vitae, 3rd Retrospective belongs to a series of works in which Nordin looks back on his own music in various ways. Here, he goes back to the music of his childhood, written and played on the violin by his father. More specifically, he uses a tune from a play written by Nordin's father, namely a polska, a traditional dance whose origins are to be found in Poland.
        
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