Rolf Wallin - Act, Das war schon!, Tides | Ondine ODE11182

Rolf Wallin - Act, Das war schon!, Tides

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Label: Ondine

Cat No: ODE11182

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th November 2007

Contents

Artists

Martin Grubinger (percussion)
Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Jaap van Zweden
John Axelrod
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Works

Wallin, Rolf

Act
Das war schon!
Tides

Artists

Martin Grubinger (percussion)
Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Jaap van Zweden
John Axelrod
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

About

Act is the première recording on Ondine of Norvegian composer Rolf Wallin, a figure of increasingly international renown. He studied in Oslo with Finn Morthensen and Olav Anton Thommessen and later at the University of California where his teachers included Roger Reynolds and Vinko Globokar. Wallin's music combines an intuitive freedom with a rigorous mathematical approach, such as use of fractal algorithms to construct melody and harmony, resulting in a music that often hints at the influence of Ligeti, Xenakis and Berio.

The Oslo Philharmonic performs under the baton of respectively Jaap van Zweden, John Axelrod and music director Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Das war schön features young Austrian percussion star Martin Grubinger, chosen Rising Artist 2007/08 by the European Concert Halls Organisation and recipient of the Bernstein Award at the 2007 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

"There's a bewildering variety of young(ish) composers active in Norway these days... To my mind, the most impressive of the under-fifties is Rolf Wallin (b. 1957), whose music has an exhilarating charge of energy. Like several composers of his vintage who have sown their serial oats - Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen and George Benjamin come to mind - Wallin blends the lessons learned from high modernism with a renewed appreciation of the directional power of 'classical' harmony." International Record Review

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