Alpaca Ensemble

Rehnqvist & Lindquist

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020182469
Catnr: LWC 1224
Release date: 03 September 2021
1 CD
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€ 19.95
Lawo Classics
Catalogue number
LWC 1224
Release date
03 September 2021

About the album

This recording is a result of Alpaca Ensemble’s close collaboration with two living composers. Both write music that reflects on humanity's place in a world profoundly greater than us. In the first work on the recording, Karin Rehnqvist takes the listener into outer space, while on the last track Ellen Lindquist paints us a vast landscape.

In the music of KARIN REHNQVIST, esoterism, mythicism and tradition are fused together with modernism’s propensity for resistance and estrangement. At the same time, its dialogue with traditional music, liturgy, rituals and folklore and adherence to vocal musical practice, allows the music to break into open forms and address the listener very directly. The music is intrinsically linked to voices, language, movement and the body.

In the music of ELLEN LINDQUIST, individual instruments and parts merge into large, sonorous landscapes. The composer often works in tandem with other art forms such as dance, poetry, performance and music theatre. In these interdisciplinary constellations, her music is allowed to insist on what is particular to instrumental music compared to other art forms, on its abstract, permeable qualities, which those other disciplines can approach, but never really achieve.


This is the tenth release by ALPACA ENSEMBLE, a creative force and significant fixture in the cultural scene both locally in their Norwegian home state of Trøndelag as well as at national level. The core and artistic direction of the ensemble is made up of Else Bø, Sigrid Elisabeth Stang and Marianne Baudouin Lie, who are joined by a variety of musicians. The ensemble’s M.O is to provide an artistic arena for experimental and cross-genre creativity within classical, jazz, popular music and contemporary music. This has resulted in several large-scale projects and an abundance of forms of expression. Alpaca was named Performer of the Year 2020 by the Norwegian Society of Composers.


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