Ahvenniemi, R.: Soundtrack Of An Imaginary Opera
Format: COMPACT DISC
Farstad, Ole André; Starr-Lassen, Martina; Morgenstern, Jutta; Holmertz, Elisabeth; Rugevica, Agnese; Halvorsen, Erik Håkon; Hartveit, Ørjan; Weaver, Owen
Born in Finland, educated internationally, and now living in Norway, Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi knows a thing or two about blending eclectic ideas. On her new Ravello Records release SOUNDTRACK OF AN IMAGINARY OPERA, she toys with established perceptions of music and philosophy, reconciling artificial language and acoustic explorations with deconstructionist ideas. Ahvenniemi intrepidly leans into the candid clarity of contemporary serious music, and with explicit effect: Her six sketches aim to outline not only an opera, but also to ponder questions of concealed, ulterior power structures and the transience of modern perceptions, mingling perpetual chaos with ethereal beauty. A remarkably ambitious attempt which leaves no stone unturned.