Lars Lien

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PHONETIX – INSTRUMENTAL, VOCAL AND ARTISTIC RESONANCE “Phonetix” is Lars Lien’s first solo release on the LAWO Classics label. The driving force behind the project is Lien’s interest in exploring the saxophone’s vocal capacity, with music and texts touching on universal and existential questions. Fifteen years ago saxophonist Lars Lien and soprano Siri Torjesen began their collaboration with a performance of the work “Sister Song”. The music was composed by Håkon Berge and the text written by Paal-Helge Haugen. This first performance of the work took place in a forest setting in Olavsdalen outside Kristiansand. In Lien’s words: "Already at that time I understood the many similarities between the saxophone and the human voice. Timbre, vibrato, dynamic tension and flexibility are all qualities shared by a singer and a saxophonist." Soprano Berit Norbakken Solset and Lien are both enthusiastic about the music of Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist. The unpolished, almost naked quality of her musical expression rooted in Swedish traditional music produces fascinating and distinctive results. The recording features altogether three works of Rehnqvist, together with specially written works by Mark Adderley and Lars Skoglund, and the magnificent “Contrapunctus” by Bjørn Kruse. The singers Torjesen and Solset are joined on the album by organist Anders Eidsten Dahl and percussionist Teodor Berg.
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Rädda mig ur dyn 00:04:21 1.50 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Karin Rehnquist
Author Trad.
Performers Berit Norbakken Solset | Lars Lien
Featuring artists Berit Norbakken Solset
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Jag lyfter mina händer 00:04:28 1.50 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Karin Rehnquist
Author Trad.
Performers Berit Norbakken Solset | Lars Lien
Featuring artists Berit Norbakken Solset
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Hallucinations 00:12:58 2.00 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Mark Adderley
Author Mark Adderley
Performers Lars Lien | Berit Norbakken Solset | Teodor Berg
Featuring artists Berit Norbakken Solset | Teodor Berg
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Søster Song 00:14:52 2.00 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Håkon Berge
Author Paal-Helge Haugen
Performers Lars Lien | Siri Torjesen
Featuring artists Siri Torjesen
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Haikus before sleep 00:09:08 1.80 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Lars Anton Skoglund
Author Harry Mathews
Performers Berit Norbakken Solset | Lars Lien
Featuring artists Berit Norbakken Solset
Producers Vegard Landaas
Publishers Sand Paper Press
6. Contrapunctus 00:09:20 1.80 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Bjørn H. Kruse
Author Trad.
Performers Lars Lien | Berit Norbakken Solset | Anders Eidsten Dahl
Featuring artists Berit Norbakken Solset | Anders Eidsten Dahl
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. Psalm ur natten 00:04:50 1.50 USD
Main artist Lars Lien
Composer Karin Rehnquist
Performers Lars Lien
Producers Vegard Landaas