Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Helen Davies, Michala Petri, South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

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2 World premieres! An “Indie Classical production” Concerto for harp, recorder and string orchestra. Reflects the composer Mikkelborg’s life-long journey, through the sonic realms of progressive jazz, contemporary classical and world music idioms. 

After a long absence, jazz patriarch Palle Mikkelborg, one of the undisputed founders of the Nordic Sound, returns with a full-length composition featuring the artistry of Helen Davies (harp), Michala Petri (recorder) and the strings of the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen. Conceived as a deeply personal “Ein Heldenleben” of sorts, Mikkelborg’s “Going To Pieces – Without Falling Apart” takes us on a journey through the “over-tones, where we all recognize each other’s deepest desires despite our more earth-bound differences.”

With more than a hundred published credits and a lifetime of extraordinary collaborations with the greatest creative musicians of the 20th including Gil Evans, Terje Rypdal, Ian Garbarek, Gary Peacock, Shankar, Don Cherry, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and Bill Evans, not to mention his seminal Grammy award winning composition for Miles Davis, “Aura”, Mikkelborg is unquestionably one of the most influential and visionary voices in contemporary music. “Going To Pieces…” reflects his life-long journey, through the sonic realms of progressive jazz, contemporary classical and world music idioms.

The recording concludes with a special Bonus Track; “Afterthoughts” – a live improvisation on themes from “Going To Pieces…” featuring Mikkelborg’s trumpet and live electronics sensitively manipulated by master producer Thomas Li, the whole project, lovingly captured by Denmark’s wizard of sound, Preben Iwan.

Tracklist

1.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - I. The Dawn Chorus
04:21
2.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - II. Morning Raga
03:01
3.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - III. Sunrise
05:23
4.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - IV. The African Girl
03:43
5.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - V. Nightfall - A Summer Night
02:03
6.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - VI. Chanting Monks
05:28
7.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - VII. Gentle Summer Rain
01:36
8.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - VIII. Spiritual Carousel
05:46
9.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - IX. A Golden Mystery
02:54
10.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - X. The Chinese Girl
02:07
11.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - XI. Lullabies - While The Grown-ups - Talk
06:18
12.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart - XII. Shadow Waltz
03:23
13.
Afterthoughts
09:01

Total time: 00:55:04

Additional information

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Editing Software

Pyramix DAW system with Tango Controller

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Original Recording Format

Digital Converters

DAD AX24 converters/preamps

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Mastering Engineer

Preben Iwan, Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield for the DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab

Microphones

Microphone main array: 5x DPA 4006TL, 2x 4011TL microphones for surround, 2x Neumann KM184 & 2x DPA 4011TL for solo spot mics

Notes

We are pleased to announce the availability of OUR Recordings releases in DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256, as well as the original DXD recorded release.  These higher resolution DSD bitrates were produced from the original DXD recording using a Pyramix Digital Audio Workstation by NativeDSD Mastering Engineer Tom Caulfield.

The sonic advantage to these new Stereo DSD 64, DSD 128 and DSD 256 releases, as with all higher DSD bit rate releases, is the wider audio frequency passband prior to the onset of modulation noise.This results in allowing the listener’s DAC to use gentler and more phase linear filters for playback of the music.

Producer

Preben Iwan, Executive producer: Lars Hannibal

Recording location

Alsion Concert Hall, Sønderborg, Denmark, December 17-21, 2012 – Track 13 Afterthoughts recorded, produced and mixed in MyRoomStudio, Østerbro, Denmark by Thomas Li, January 2013

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Speakers

B&W 802 Diamond speakers

SKU

6220607

Release Date June 6, 2018
SKU 6220607

Press reviews

The Classical Reviewer

“These artists draw so much colour and atmosphere from this unusual music”

Klassik Heute 10/10

“Beautiful music for meditation, dreams and hope – performed clearly, directly and honestly. Music of our time, in the best sense of the word”

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