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Fish & Fowl

Album Summary

>Hodkinson, Juliana : Fish & Fowl, for soprano & ensemble
>Word, Spoken : Kære Fisk (Dear Fish)
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

With this experimental CD project FISH & FOWL, the two Danish composers Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt have transformed recordings of their chamber works into one total "super remix": A journey through an intimate and violent universe, which has been woven together from thousands of clips of studio recordings by the ensemble SCENATET. The two composers have been working closely together to create a new dimension and a common dramaturgy to their music specially for this CD.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Danish Academy of Music (01/2010-02/2010).


Darkness in Denmark
This release by the Danish music and art ensemble Scenatet is by turns baffling, hypnotic, startling and mesmerically beautiful. Nearly impossible to categorize (one of its strengths), it’s comprised of atonal, off-kilter chamber music enhanced with such evocative sound effects as heavily suggestive breathing, creaking doors and ominous footsteps. It plays out like a soundtrack to a twisted euro horror film from the 1970s—one can easily imagine it as the aural underscore to the dark, demonic cinema of Paul Naschy. Gloriously abstract, yet possessed of an enigmatic narrative and emotional coherence, “Fish and Fowl” will keep you under its spell from beginning to end. Turn out the lights and let it gather you into its folds of paradox and poetry.
Submitted on 03/03/11 by Dean Brierly 
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Works Details

>Hodkinson, Juliana : Fish & Fowl, for soprano & ensemble
  • Performers: Signe Asmussen (Mezzo Soprano); Scenatet
  • Ensemble: Scenatet
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Niels Ronsholdt.
  • Running Time: 36 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : Kære Fisk (Dear Fish)
  • Performer: Scenatet
  • Ensemble: Scenatet
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic