Sinikka Langelands new ECM project available on request 2020
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Finnskogen where Sinikka has her base.
«Sølvbergvariasjonar», comissioned by the Glogerfestspillene, is inspired by the Silver mines in Kongsberg and opens with a vision of the mine being melted into a shiny silver pyramid. It switches between songs, instrumental parts and improvisation over a portrait of a miner. It is almost impossible to imagine how hard the life of a miner was. Very poignant too is the use of horses whipped in perpetual rounds lifting barrels filled with stones.
«Hestegjøpel» is the name of this piece and «Døydraum» is a musical piece over a miner’s near death experience where he survive a fall from a ladder down to the bottom of a shaft.
«Silver Mary» is a prayer for the child miners who died.
Arve Henriksen, trumpet
Trygve Seim, saxofon
Anders Jormin, bass
Markku Ounaskari, drums