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Memnon - Sound Portraits of Ibsen Characters

Helge Lien

Memnon - Sound Portraits of Ibsen Characters

... as exciting as a thriller and as clear as the starry sky
OZ044CD (Ozella Music)
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1
Hedvig (The Wild Duck)

Hedvig (The Wild Duck)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:04:08 Play $1.70
2
Ellida (The Lady from the Sea)

Ellida (The Lady from the Sea)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:05:22 Play $3.40
3
Hedda (Hedda Gabler)

Hedda (Hedda Gabler)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:04:48 Play $1.70
4
Memnon I (Peer Gynt)

Memnon I (Peer Gynt)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:03:04 Play $1.70
5
Anitra (Peer Gynt)

Anitra (Peer Gynt)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:02:27 Play $1.70
6
Peer and the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

Peer and the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:06:24 Play $3.40
7
Ase (Peer Gynt)

Ase (Peer Gynt)

Composer Edvard Grieg
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:04:36 Play $1.70
8
Memnon II (Peer Gynt)

Memnon II (Peer Gynt)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:01:22 Play $1.70
9
Nora (A Doll’s House)

Nora (A Doll’s House)

Composer Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
Soloist Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer, Helge Lien
00:05:30 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 38 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Memnon is built around an equally simple and striking ambition: Keeping the music as pure as possible. Relying on nothing but voice and piano, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer and Helge Lien are eliminating the delay between the moment of creation and an emotional response in the listener. The very moment their music is released into the world, it is immediately perceptible as a tangible physical sensation.

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For their first joint release, the duo has set themselves the challenge of sonically portraying selected characters of Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen. It has taken them to the darkest corners of the soul and to the pinacles of human thought. While Helge Lien is delineating the contours of these musical psychograms on his piano with clear blackand-white brushstrokes, Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer is filling in the basic shapes with rich, intense colors. Both artists are tapping their personal sound worlds in an effort of making these characters shine as brightly as possible. Listening to them draft, express, re-phrase and finalise their ideas is as exciting as a mystery, with the plot unfolding in the act of listening. Memnon is an impressive testimony to the overwhelming power and ultidimensionality of sound: These sonic portraits reveal far more about their subjects than words ever could.

Could music ever aspire to a higher goal?

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