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Jesper Nordin - Voices From the Past

Composer Jesper Nordin
Performer Malin Broman
Musica Vitae
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2629 CD
EAN 7318590026298
Format CD
Release date Jul 2023
Total time 64'40

Music in which Swedish folklore, rock and electronics meet
Jesper Nordin & Daniel Harding interviewed (~ 2 min.)

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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  Jesper Nordin
  Röster (Voices) 47'29
01 Åkallan (Invocation) 13'11
02 Ärr (Scar) 15'14
03 Öde (Fate/Deserted) 19'04
04 3rd Retrospective 17'09
  Album total 64'40
ComposerNordin, Jesper
OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
ConductorHarding, Daniel
Electric violinBroman, Malin
DirectionBroman, Malin
Chamber orchestraMusica Vitae
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