Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning Various Artists

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Label: NMC Recordings

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Edmund Finnis:
  • 1The Air, Turning09:02
  • 2Elsewhere07:55
  • Parallel Colour:
  • 3Parallel Colour: I. —01:57
  • 4Parallel Colour: II. —01:49
  • 5Parallel Colour: III. —01:50
  • 6Parallel Colour: IV. —04:15
  • 7Parallel Colour: V. —01:42
  • 8Parallel Colour: VI. —02:42
  • 9Parallel Colour: VII. —01:54
  • Edmund Finnis:
  • 10Between Rain12:24
  • 4 Duets:
  • 114 Duets: No. 1, —01:57
  • 124 Duets: No. 2, —02:21
  • 134 Duets: No. 3, —02:36
  • 144 Duets: No. 4, —02:20
  • Shades Lengthen:
  • 15Shades Lengthen: I. —01:50
  • 16Shades Lengthen: II. —04:43
  • 17Shades Lengthen: III. —05:04
  • 18Shades Lengthen: IV. —03:33
  • Total Runtime01:09:54

Info for Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning

Edmund Finnis is a ‘hugely gifted composer’ (Sunday Telegraph) and his multifaceted output ranges from intimate music for soloists and duets to immersive electronic pieces, music for film, ensemble and choral music, and works for large orchestra. This album demonstrates the breadth of Finnis' music to date with world-class ensembles and soloists including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BCMG, London Contemporary Orchestra, Víkingur Ólafsson and Mark Simpson, along with conductors who have demonstrated a deep understanding of his music: Ilan Volkov, Richard Baker, Robert Ames and Andrew Gourlay.

Finnis' compositions are beautiful and iridescent, and explore in detail the potential embodied in each of the instruments he writes for. Two examples of this are the title track The Air, Turning which draws on the idea that music is just vibrating air and the sensation of sound moving around us and Elsewhere, written for violin with reverb, that delicately spins melodic shapes like spiderwebs, with light bowing and whispy flautando effects.

This is a stunning release from a young composer with a unique and compelling soundworld.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor
Eloisa-Fleur Thom, violin
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Richard Baker, conductor
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames, conductor
Mark Simpson, clarinet
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Britten Sinfonia
Andrew Gourlay, conductor

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