Departures :: Mark Ellestad – (at Desolation Sound)


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The pained strains of violin, viola and cello open this collection of compositions from Mark Ellestad — father of Kris and Kiesza. “No Moon No Flowers,” the 32-minute centerpiece for woodwind quintet, jabs at the empty space with sooty fingers like a clarion call to remember your past. “Discreet Angel,” 16 minutes of solo guitar from Annette Chretién, is a lingering gaze outside a grey window. “Sigrid,” the curtain call, finds Ellestad’s own hands on hardanger fiddles and pump organs, fading into the myst of desolation sound.

Les accords peinés de violon, alto et violoncelle ouvrent cette collection de compositions de Mark Ellestad – père de Kris et Kiesza. “No Moon No Flowers,” la pièce maîtresse pour quintette à vent (qui dure 32 minutes), frappe dans le vide avec des doigts noir de suie, comme l’appel d’un clairon pour vous souvenir de votre passé. “Discreet Angel,” un solo de guitare de 16 minutes de Annette Chretién, est un regard s’attardant à travers une fenêtre grise. “Sigrid,” le rappel, trouve les mains de Ellestad sur des violons Hardanger et des harmoniums, se fondant dans un [brouillard] ((http://weirdcanada.com/2009/12/review-aidan-baker-noveller-colorful-disturbances/) de désolation sonore.

Mark Ellestad – Sigrid

Mark Ellestad – String Trio (Movement 3)




file under: alberta, compact disc, Departures Revisited.

birthed: 2015-06-30

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    • markellestad.bandcamp.com is where you can hear the rest of the pieces and download the album!

      also should mention that kiesza is my cousin. my sister (lauraellestad.com) is a hardanger fiddler living in norway who plays the same instrument heard on Sigrid.

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