Trygve Seim - Rumi Songs | ECM 4732253

Trygve Seim - Rumi Songs

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 4732253

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Trygve Seim (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Tora Augestad (voice)
Frode Haltli (accordion)
Svante Henryson (cello)

Artists

Trygve Seim (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone)
Tora Augestad (voice)
Frode Haltli (accordion)
Svante Henryson (cello)

About

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim sets the poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), using the inspired contemporary English-language versions of Coleman Barks and Kabir Helminski as his source texts. Trygve responds both to the musicality of the translations and to Rumiís gifts as a storyteller and with Rumi Songs seems to have invented a new kind of Lieder with a Nordic-Oriental orientation. The line-up is strikingly unorthodox, with each of the quartet members bringing their own musical personalities to the material. Classical mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad is well-known as the leader of her own ensemble Music For A While, and for her numerous music-theatre collaborations with Christoph Mathaler. She finds an intimate tone to convey Rumiís thoughts, underlined by the elegant arrangements and the improvisational input of Seim, Haltli and Henryson.

Tracklist:
1. In Your Beauty
2. Seeing Double
3. Across the Doorsill
4. The Guest House
5. Leaving My Self
6. When I See Your Face
7. Like Every Other Day
8. The Drunk and the Madman
9. Whirling Rhythms
10. There is Some Kiss We Want

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