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Pretty Sound: Solo and Chamber

> On And Off And To And Fro - On And Off And To And Fro
> Rerendered - Rerendered
> In Her Frown - In Her Frown
> Pretty Sound (Up And Down) - Pretty Sound (Up And Down)
> Study for String Instrument No. 2 - Study for String Instrument No. 2

Album Summary

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : On And Off And To And Fro, for saxophone, vibraphone, cello & 3 players with megaphones
>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Rerendered, for piano and 2 assistants
>Steen-Andersen, Simon : In Her Frown, for 2 performers
>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Pretty Sound (Up and Down), for piano
>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Study for String Instrument no 2, for cello, electric guitar & whammy pedal
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Notes & Reviews:

The microphones are right up against the instruments in Simon Steen-Andersen's five pieces on this CD, so that all the small sounds and noises one normally tries to suppress take on a central role in the music. In recent years the young Danish composer has made his name internationally with totally surprising ways of thinking and a great talent for transforming these ideas into original music that is both different and innovative, but at the same time poetic and overwhelming.

Audiophile Audition
The final piece on this disc is Steen-Andersen's "Study for String Instrument #2". In this case, it is performed by both a cello and an electric guitar with an effect pedal. This piece is essentially an experiment in altered pitch and allowing the whammy pedal to alter, to blend with and to mimic the sounds capable of the cello and the guitar. The net effect is very electronic and somewhat interesting.



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Works Details

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : On And Off And To And Fro, for saxophone, vibraphone, cello & 3 players with megaphones
  • Performers: Lars Lien (Saxophone); Hakon Stene (Percussion); Tanja Orning (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lars-Erik Jung
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Rerendered, for piano and 2 assistants
  • Performer: Ellen Ugelvik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : In Her Frown, for 2 performers
  • Performers: Simon Steen-Andersen (Voice); Simon Steen-Andersen (Sound Effects); Hakon Stene (Voice); Hakon Stene (Sound Effects)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Pretty Sound (Up and Down), for piano
  • Performer: Hakon Stene (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Steen-Andersen, Simon : Study for String Instrument no 2, for cello, electric guitar & whammy pedal
  • Performers: Simon Steen-Andersen (Voice); Hakon Stene (Piano); Tanja Orning (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009