CLASSICAL WORKS

 

Classical compositions by Kristian Blak feature on a number of international albums. In addition to being an artist and composer in his own right, Kristian Blak conducts and composes for the two bands Yggdrasil and Kvonn as well as others, and you can find all of his compositions by clicking here: Composers.fo.

Ljós og Myrkur
Ljós og Myrkur

"Ljós og Myrkur" by Kristian Blak, released in 2012.

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The Bow Project
The Bow Project

"The Bow Project" by Nightingale String Quartet & Nofinishi Dyvili, released in 2009. Hailed as one of the most important musical heritage projects created in South Africa, The Bow Project was launched in 2002 by composer Michael Blake as a project of NewMusicSA’s annual New Music Indaba at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.

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Úr Hólminum
Úr Hólminum

"Úr Hólminum" by Kristian Blak, released in 2004. Úr Hólminum ("from the Holm") is one of several of Blak’s compositions in which the musical material is derived from contours of landscapes; in this case the graphic line as seen towards the west from the village of Mykines. From the southwest, the horizon meets the stacks at the end of Mykineshólmur; and from there, the line of the landscape raises steadily towards the vertical fall on the north side of the island.

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Contours
Contours

"Contours" by Kristian Blak, released in 2003.

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Echoes of the Past
Echoes of the Past

"Echoes of the Past» by Edvard Nyholm Debess, Kristian Blak, Sámal Petersen, Jón Festirstein, Páll Danielsen, Sunleif Rasmussen and Kári Bæk, Alan Ridout, released in 2003.

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Træið
Træið

"Træið" by Kristian Blak, Pauli í Sandagerði, Kristian Blak, Sunleif Rasmussen, released in 1989/2003.

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Dedicated
Dedicated

"Dedicated" by Aldubáran, released in 2003. All the music has been written for the musicians in the ensemble Aldubáran by composers still living who each represent a particular style within new music. Music written today is normally termed modern or post-modern. Modern meaning a mirror picture of the environment and times. Music described as post-modern is said to sound of the past and present intertwined. We hear old melodies and harmonies in a new style or old forms with new material.

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Boreas
Boreas

"Boreas" by Boreas, released in 2000.

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Wind Music from Faroe Islands
Wind Music from Faroe Islands

"Wind Music from Faroe Islands" by Cantus Borealis, released in 2000.

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Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestr
Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestr

"Four Concertos for Harp and Orchestra" by Sofia Ansuncion Claro, released in 1999.

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Undirlýsi
Undirlýsi

"Undirlýsi" by Kristian Blak, The Finnish-Estonian Baroque Orchestra, Moyzes Quartet, Pekka Helasvuo and Bjørn Malmquist, released in 1995.

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Landið
Landið

"Landið" by Slovak Radio Orchestra, released in 1995. "This disc illustrates the remarkable progress of Faroese music in the last decade, enabling their composers to stand alongside their Scandinavian collegues at such events as the Nordic Music Days and other festivals." (John Warnaby, Nordic Sounds)

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Ávaringar
Ávaringar

"Ávaringar" by Ernst Dalsgarð, released in 1989. All the works on this CD have been composed for flautist Ernst Dalsgarð or for ensembles of which he is a member.

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Images
Images

"Images" by Moyzes Quartet, released in 1989. "In Blak's composition I again experienced the reasons for this admiration: the paradox between warmth and coldness, vibrating oscillation and uncompromising firmness, expansiveness and minute detail - all this was heard in "Images"; the musicians of Moyzes Quartet were able to reveal and bring forth all this from this remarkable score. (Igor Javorsky, concert review, Slovakia)

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Harra Pætur og Elinborg
Harra Pætur og Elinborg

"Harra Pætur og Elinborg" by Kristian Blak and Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkestur, released in 1987. "Full of fantasy, life and vigour. It fullfills the scenic demands of the libretto as well as the demands of symphonic forms that arise from the musical material and the processes of composing. The artistic content is well balanced: the stylistic contrasts are worked together in a meaningfull way as convincing expressions of organic growth." (Svend Aaquist, conductor, Denmark)

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