Lasse Thoresen: ABUNO – Cikada Ensemble

LASSE THORESEN· THUS · YR · QUDRAT ·more… ABUNO

Cikada · Christian Eggen, conductor · Newband · Dean Drummond, conductor · Stig Nilsson, violin · Iver Kleive, synth · Kenneth Karlsson, synth · Per Skoglund, synth · Einar Fjærvoll, percussion · Kjell Samkopf, percussion · Rob Waring, percussion ·

Lasse Thoresen’s production appears as a continuous and steadily better-aimed effort to cross the impossible, magic bridges between the opulence of his material, the precision of his technical know-how and his faith in music as a carrier of universal “meaning”.

kr 139

A composer of contradictions

Lasse Thoresen has been described as a composer of contradictions. And indeed, a musician who is not afraid of melting together seemingly incompatible notions like European avant-gardism and Norwegian folk traditions, and who combines the most stringent craftsmanship with a solid belief in old-fashioned intuition, will necessarily appear as somewhat self-contradictory. And yet, his music leaves no impression of inner strife or desperately engineered collages, but rather one of unity and integration. His production appears as a continuous and steadily better-aimed effort to cross the impossible, magic bridges between the opulence of his material, the precision of his technical know-how and his faith in music as a carrier of universal “meaning”. On this album you will get to know the spiritual “AbUno”, the intuitive exploration of the mind’s silence in “Thus”, the folk-musical dimensions of the composer’s works in “Yr”, and an experimental use of synths in “Qudrat”.

Arild Erikstad |Christian Eggen |Cikada Ensemble |Iver Kleive |Kenneth Karlsson |Kjell Samkopf |Lasse Thoresen |Rob Waring |Stig Nilsson

Release date: 19.01.1994

EAN : 7044581349687

Cat.No.: ACD4968

Priskategori : CD