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Jacob Anderskov

Granular Alchemy

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  • Type CD
  • Label ILK Music
  • UPC 5706274003840
  • Catalog number ILK 195
  • Release date 09 November 12

About the album

“This quartet brings together different threads in my production in a way I had dreamed about for some time. It draws upon the large-scale music I have composed for a.o. Anderskov Accident, and yet has a spirit and a kind of awareness also found in my smaller groups and in my solo work.

The compositions here are all from a larger series of compositions with a metaphorical starting point concerning basic elements/ materials. (Other compositions from that series - a.o. Bone, Water, Wood & Soil - have found their way into the repertoire of other ensembles, and will probably appear on future albums).

The album title (Granular Alchemy) refers to these materials, with a focus on partly their tactility, partly the mental concept of them in culture/religion & science over the millenia, and partly the possible chances of transforming the materials or the concepts of them through conscious or mystic human actions.
It is an ongoing adventure to play this music with these musicians. I am grateful to be allowed to experience this.”

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Anderskov surrounds himself with strong musicians, but obviously leaves his mark on the overall dramatic music.
Jazzmozaiek