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Bent Sørensen: Birds and Bells

Sørensen is a Danish composer of great originality. He was one of the featured composers at Other Minds 14. From the ECM catalogue: "Sørensen's music is dreamscapes without boundaries," Nordic Sounds has written. "Down to the last detail of its structure it wishes to accommodate itself to the lyrical leaps and irregular rhythms of consciousness." On "Birds and Bells" Sørensen plays continually with spatial depth in the music, inviting the listener to experience it from unusual and changing perspectives as glissandi sweep through the ensemble sound and composed "echoes" reverberate. The music is well served by an exceptional pan-Scandinavian cast under the direction of Christian Eggen. Christian Lindberg trombone, Oslo Sinfonietta and Cikada, Christian Eggen, conductor.

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