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Expanding Space

by Per Nørgård

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duduc0sta Pure bliss. Najads part II past the 23-minute mark in particular is probably the most perfect thing i've ever heard.
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polinos This is what happens when one of the most interesting and groundbreaking modern composers turns his eyes on new age - or rather "new age", because it does not sound like anything else in the genre. Especially Per Nørgårds application of his compositional innovation, "uendelighedsrækken" (the infinity series), a kind af fractal minimalism, is put to otherworldly use. Eminently listenabel and far out radical at the same time.
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Robert Bloemkolk Got this one as a present with the Knud Victor album Ambiance (which is absolutely amazing). Per is a discovery as well. Check this out. Favorite track: Najads, part I.
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This release presents a major electronic work by the Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932). The music was originally issued in 1987 on a double cassette tape by Fønix Musik. Here follows Per Nørgård’s own notes about the work:

Electronic music in three parts,
for synthesizer (Roland Jupiter 8), piano and field recordings.

These electronic pieces touches the meditative element of music, but more in a non-rhythmic (or free rhythmic) than a pulsating, minimalistic way. The music is often ‘streaming’ and the association to water is obvious, especially in Najads. Sometimes a sound recording of water (from Santa Cruz by the Pacific Ocean) is integrated, but most of the time different kinds of ‘water music’ and ‘water sounds’ are composed and recorded by me, via different electronic and acoustic instruments in my own studio. The idea is a music that could give a meditative experience, but also a music that could be used as ‘ambient’ or ‘background music’, without the disturbing elements – like in muzak and elevator music – of small discreet themes calling for your attention, but doing nothing with it…

– Per Nørgård, 1985


released September 16, 2018

All titles composed and played by Per Nørgård.

Instruments: Jupiter 8 Synthesizer, BX-800 8 channel stereo
mixer, Roland MC-500, Hindsberg grand piano.


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