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From the album "PinГ These 18 piano miniatures drift by in a spaceв.
Otto A Totland ~ Pin. Г. В In fact, one would be hard- pressed to call it a beast; it’s a dust mode, a snowflake, a shift in the wind. В These 1. 8 piano miniatures drift by in a space of 4. One hears the composer shifting and breathing, the ivories rising and falling, the wood creaking and adjusting to the cold. В In January, much of Norway is covered in snow, while the inward areas freeze in an icy grip. В Totland uses the piano to convey a sense of winter, but a benign winter, one is which the larders are stuffed and everyone is safe.
В The spaces between the notes are often greater than one would expect, reflecting the great expanses of frozen terrain; but when the notes are clustered together, they sound like fat flurries at the freezing point. В The more languid tracks (for example, “Aquet”), fall into the realm of ambient music more than that of modern composition, as the notes are used as texture, blue on white. В But when themes emerge, they can be memorable, never more so than on the closing track, boasting the plain name, “Closer”. The album unfolds as one piece.
В One can imagine the composer recording it in a single take as a log crackles in the fire and perhaps a cat cozies up to the hearth. В Totland doesn’t seem to be dreaming of spring; he’s content in the moment, in the season, in the slowing and stalling of outer movement. В All necessary preparations have been made. В If one is to venture outside, it will be to greet neighbors and to share a cup of. В akvavit. В The salmon grow sluggish in the streams; the buhund dreams of play. В The composer closes the cover and reaches for his coat.
В (Richard Allen)Release date: В 3. January. Available here.