International reviews of BEINTA - a symphonic song cycle
On 1 April 2022, the first recording of BEINTA, written by Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð and me was released.
The album have received very nice reviews from Danish and international reviewers. Read excerpts below.
Incredibly captivating to listen to
“… a magical and swarming, yet immensely translucent piece of music”
“Incredibly captivating to listen to”
“Raging soundscapes are exploding to the imagery of the poems and the glowing repetitions. And vibrant, almost stagnant sounds, telling us about a human nature breathing with the powers of the ocean and the nature”
It comes creeping towards you like a whirl at sea
“It comes creeping towards you like a whirl at sea.”
“The musical worlds become fused in the hands of Egilstrøð and Madsen, the symphony orchestra itself is softly mouldable in their hands. The instrumentation is vivid and playful, and contains an intense darkness when needed.”
“Everything seems to be integrated, organic and a part of a whole. It is convincingly done considering the many different elements in the work.”
Knút Háberg Eysturstein, Dimmalætting
BEINTA - a symphonic song cycle - was released april 1st 2022
Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð, voice
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Andreas Delfs, conductor