Jazz and other things

I am sure the news that there is an association of composers on the Faroe Islands is not a surprise for you (especially, if you constantly read my blog). You will not be also surprised with the fact that small, but self-respecting country has its own symphonic orchestra. However, despite the fact that I know a lot about the Faroese music, I am still surprised with that. Till now I still think that concentration of creative minds in this place in the Atlantic ocean is immensely high. Here is another portion of my astonishment in five pieces.

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Shine on you crazy tree!

To be sure, that Kristian Blak has got a versatile talent, is enough to listen to at least one of his records. Of course, he plays with the genres so skillfully, that his musical metamorphoses are hardly noticed from the first sight. Though, if you comprehend his works carefully, you can start listening to his album with the academic music, and finish with maestro’s jeers (personally, as I write this, I listen to a ruffian sketch «Risin Og Kellingin» from Blak’s suite «Drangar») and “belly” sounds of the wind instruments.

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