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International Record Review IRR (UK) it`s quite extraordinarily effective.

October 9, 2013

Roger Thomas

International Record Review IRR (UK) Contemporary music of CD by Roger Thomas
Certain things happen in new music that no one could make up, such as the fact that the intersection of a Venn diagram featuring Danish jazz trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and British author Anthony Burges would contain a recorder. The former`s Going to Pieces Without falling Apart is described as a concerto and while strictly speaking its construction in 13 very short discrete fragtments belies this, it`s quite extraordinarily effective. Mikkelborg is of the spacious, near-ambient trumpet school which includes Jon Hassell and Nils Petter Molvaer, so a work involving a string orchestra, harp (played by Helen Davies), whose lively yet precise articulation carries much of the piece) and, indeed, recorder (Michala Petri, this being her label) is well suited to his ethereal sonic territory. Contemporary music of CD by Roger Thomas,October 2013

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