Modern classical and avant garde concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries forms the primary focus of this blog. It is hoped that through the discussions a picture will emerge of modern music, its heritage, and what it means for us.
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Friday, January 4, 2019
Axel Borup-Jorgensen, Floating Islands, Guitar Music, Frederik Monk Larson
Four pieces from the"Floating Island" series are included, as well as five more works in single or multiple parts. It is generally High Modernist in its structural harmonic edginess with a syntax all his own. "Islands" is an apt description, as often the works phrase in single or short multiple units, each in itself a floating body to to speak. So they may be harmonics, staccato chords, softly-voiced simultaneities, singular notes or short phrases, you name it. Each section hangs together and poeticises a guitar sound in depth.
It is refreshingly pristine music that holds its own and continues to fascinate each time you hear it. I strongly recommend this for all who appreciate New Music for guitar. Bravo!
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Thank you Gregory for this review,- I agree this music gives a very fine introduction to the Music of the Daish modernist Axel Borup-Jørgensen. The way he worked with sound and time is unique! He really was a sound explorer,- and he knew the instruments that he wrote for!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your feedback! I agree with you.ReplyDelete