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Thorvaldsdottir: In the Light of Air / ICE [CD + Blu-Ray Audio]

Thorvaldsdottir / International Contemporary
Release Date: 08/28/2015 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92192   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set includes a Blu-ray Audio disc playable on Blu-ray players only and a standard CD playable on all CD players.

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In the Light of Air is a tetralogy of works that together form a structure of a single piece. The four movements bear the titles Luminance, Serenity, Existence, and Remembrance and are connected by short transitions to form a seamless flow throughout the work.

Review:

The meditative, texturally rich landscapes of 'In the Light of Air' for viola, cello, harp, piano, percussion, and electronics by this young Icelandic composer are haunting, beautiful, and unsettling by turns. The sonic possibilities of the cello are explored in the intense 'Transitions',
Read more powerfully rendered by Michael Nicolas.

– New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In the Light of Air by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
2.
Transitions by Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble

Customer Reviews

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 Ice is Etherial June 27, 2016 By Alan D. (Milford, ON) See All My Reviews "A new experience unsettling but sometimes rewarding. Not a play to enhance a car trip unless exterior conditions suitable.I have heard it many times now,and will reserve for longer trips,in the colder time but a remarkable composition" Report Abuse
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