O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
White Light: the space between
- Type CD
- Label Signum Classics
- UPC 0635212053225
- Catalog number SIGCD 532
- Release date 06 April 2018
About the album
“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” Arvo Pärt
O/Modernt, Swedish for ‘Un/Modern’, is the concept devised by violinist Hugo Ticciati that explores vital connections between artistic and intellectual creations, old and new. At the heart of White Light is a dialectic between contemplation and ecstatic joy: a journey that leads within and without.
The ensō (Japanese for ‘circle’) drawn by Antony Gormley on the front cover invites us into the prismatic now of listening. An ensō is a continuous brushstroke that expresses a moment in time when the mind is released, leaving the body free to listen and create.
Looking inwards, we embrace that which we find outside ourselves before finally returning to inner peace and silence. The sound worlds of Arvo Pärt, John Tavener, Pēteris Vasks, The Beatles, and the rhythms and melodies of India are woven together through improvisation to invite a two-way sense of reflection and surprise.
11Silouan’s Song – My soul yearns after the Lord
13Tl Gaisma (Distant Light)
15The Veil of the Temple Mother of God, Here I Stand
22The Veil of the Temple Mother of God, Here I Stand
24Within You Without You
26Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
28Across the Universe