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    Ake Parmerud – Jeu d’ombres

    November 26th, 2023

    Ake Parmerud - Jeu d'ombres

    Swedish composer Ake Parmerud has been working full-time with instrumental and electro-acoustic music and multi-media art for theatre, dance and film since the late 1970s. Released in 2003, his Jeu d’ombres CD consists of six works spanning the years 1988-1999 that combine instruments with electronic sounds. “Strings and Shadows” (1993) is a fragile and homely yet beautiful piece that effortlessly melds a harp with abstract aural shards. True to its name, “Stringquartett” (1988) pits a string quartet with hectic cut-ups of concrete sounds similar to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1958 piece, “Kontakte.”

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