Xtended Hearts & Unheard Herds
Format: COMPACT DISC
Ensemble Ernst’s “Xtended Hearts and Unheard Herds” is the second release on the LAWO Classics label by the distinguished contemporary music ensemble. This album is a continuation of their first, “…BUT…”, as they combine their own commissions with works with international appeal. Their intention is to let well-known names help Norwegian composers gain greater recognition worldwide. We hear works of the Norwegian composers Ragnhild Berstad, Jan Martin Smordal and Jan Erik Mikalsen, together with Serbian-Swedish composer Djuro Zivkovic. The result is a contemporary music bag of sweets in which hopefully everyone can find a favorite. Ensemble Ernst was established in 1996, an offspring of the contemporary music ensemble at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Thomas Rimul has been the conductor from the start, and most of the musicians have been members since the very beginning.