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Henrik Hellstenius - Public Behaviour

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2665 SACD
Release date2024-02-09
Orig. sample rate48000Hz
Total time53:42

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Ever since he was a child, Norwegian composer Henrik Hellstenius has sought to explore music more freely than by simply mastering the classics. His language, which draws its inspiration from the modes of expression of his time, takes shape in the course of his work through sound, movement, rhythm and silence, as well as in his encounters with musicians and their instruments.

Here, much of what is expressed is part of an intense inner monologue: a litany of doubt, affirmation and frustration being whispered, said, sung and shouted. Everything about these two works, from their titles to their modes of expression, suggests that they are directed outwards towards society in general and towards individuals in particular.

Public Behaviour is about how we act together in an age of extreme individualism. The work presents musical situations in which the soloist, vocal ensemble and orchestra depict encounters and conflicts around the theme of the individual versus the collective space. Together is a meditation on the relationship between ‘me and the other’. The question is how we relate to the people we meet, work with and live with.

The versatile vocal ensemble Nordic Voices performs both works and is joined by some of the best musicians on the Norwegian contemporary scene.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Hellstenius, Henrik
  Public Behaviour 25:51
01 I. Do I? 01:38 $ 0.25 USD
02 II. No Matter 05:25 $ 0.81 USD
03 III. Falling Apart 04:31 $ 0.68 USD
04 IV. Politeness and Anger 03:26 $ 0.52 USD
05 V. Listening 03:18 $ 0.50 USD
06 VI. Am I? 01:42 $ 0.26 USD
07 VII. The Square 05:51 $ 0.88 USD
  Together 27:44
08 I. ♩ = 52 05:00 $ 0.75 USD
09 II. ♩ = 58 03:31 $ 0.53 USD
10 III. ♩ = 52 02:08 $ 0.32 USD
11 IV. ♩ = 52 02:47 $ 0.42 USD
12 V. ♪ = 164 06:26 $ 0.97 USD
13 VI. ♩ = 46 (instrumental) 02:13 $ 0.33 USD
14 VII. ♩ = 84 05:39 $ 0.85 USD
  Album total 53:42
ComposerHellstenius, Henrik
Percussion and voiceKjos Sorensen (Kjos Sørensen), Hans-Kristian
Torrence, Jennifer
Vocal ensembleNordic Voices
OrchestraStavanger Symphony Orchestra
ConductorGrinde Myrann, Kai
Volkov, Ilan
PianoUgelvik, Ellen

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