In winds, in light

Anders Jormin

Anders Jormin has been a vital contributor to music on ECM over the last fifteen years, a powerful presence on recordings by Charles Lloyd , Don Cherry, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko and Jon Balke. “In winds, in light” turns the spotlight on Jormin as composer-arranger. Written in response to a commission to compose new sacred music, and setting exceptional poetry for Lena Willemark to sing, the musical concept expanded as Anders’ unique quintet toured it through Sweden. Subsequently, the album was recorded in the large and resonant Organ Hall of the Gothenburg Music Aademy.

Featured Artists Recorded

May 2003, Organ Hall at Musikhögskolan, Göteborg

Original Release Date

30.08.2004

  • 1Vårstäv
    (Anders Jormin)
    01:10
  • 2Introitus
    (Anders Jormin)
    01:36
  • 3Sång 80
    (Harry Martinson, Anders Jormin)
    06:08
  • 4Choral
    (Anders Jormin)
    08:28
  • 5In winds
    (Anders Jormin)
    03:02
  • 6Sandstone
    (Anders Jormin)
    02:01
  • 7Allt
    (Lotta Olsson Anderberg, Anders Jormin)
    06:37
  • 8Soapstone
    (Anders Jormin)
    02:10
  • 9Gryning
    (Anders Jormin)
    03:31
  • 10Each man
    (William Blake, Anders Jormin)
    00:53
  • 11Transition
    (Anders Jormin)
    01:08
  • 12Flying
    (Anders Jormin)
    03:10
  • 13Sommarorgel
    (Johannes Edfelt, Anders Jormin)
    04:49
  • 14Lovesong
    (Anders Jormin)
    06:33
  • 15Limestone
    (Anders Jormin)
    01:27
  • 16En gång
    (Pär Lagerkvist, Anders Jormin)
    08:50
Commissioned to write new sacred music to be premiered in the cathedral of Västerås in Sweden, Anders Jormin rose to the challenge with a song cycle inspired by poetic texts that might be described as “pantheistic”. The words he has chosen, by great Swedish poets Harry Edmund Martinson, Pär Lagerkvist, Johannes Edfelt and Lotta Olsson-Anderberg, as well as by the English visionary William Blake, celebrate manifestations of “divine” energy in the universe and in nature. “Far out on flaming horizons / quivers an eye, a nucleus/ moving in pity – the distant / star of love, magic, eternal. / Every time it looks at the earth / a meadow springs up, and blossoms”, writes Martinson. To bring such vivid words and images alive, Jormin needed a special band, and formed one from his wide network of musical associates.

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