Come to the Edge!

CD – Aurora ACD5095

… dette er hardtslående verk med trøkk og en pågåenhet som er imponerende.
Klassekampen 2019, Egil Baumann


…Come to the Edge! wird eindringslich und variantenreich, aber nie aufdringlich wiederholt. Die weichen Dissonanzen des homophonen, harmonisch raffinierten Chorsatzes verleihen der Aussage subversive Kraft…
…intelligent untermauert und kompositorisch zu messerscharfen Strukturen geformt.
MUSIKTEXTE 165 - 2019


This album is not for the faint-hearted…
…In Come to the Edge! the composer’s outrage is manifest and caught grippingly by Ensemble 96. Come to the Edge! is a vibrant, declamatory cantata…

…There is an intensity of an even greater and rather uncomfortable kind in the solo piece, Who do you think you are?, dealing with the negative side of “open and enlightened public discussion”. Frankly, this work needs to come with a Parental Advisory warning as it comprises settings of examples of extreme misogynist hate-mail. Brilliantly sung by Eir Inderhaug, it makes genuinely distressing listening as the text’s vile sentiments (of course, not shared by Ore) in the text are delivered with perfect clarity in a generally accessible tonal language diametrically at odds with them. That such a work needs to be created and performed is as shameful as it is undeniably necessary.

…The Vatican Trilogy recounts three of the most unsavoury or ridiculous episodes in the long and undignified history of the Papacy. Nordic Voices’ account is truly a tour-de-force of tonal and expressive control, rendering Ore’s historical panels with a combination of documentary rigour, humour, shock value and pathos.

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