Borup-Jørgensen’s music exists on the margins of silence, punctuated with searing dramatic eruptions, all of which can be heard in his orchestral masterpiece Marin (1970). Borup-Jørgensen massive ‘sea symphony’ exists in its own unique world of sound – sometimes in as many as 55 separate voices – as is one of the most challenging and meticulously detailed orchestral textures every set to paper.
Total time: 01:17:46
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DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 22-24, 2016
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|Release Date||June 6, 2018|
Opus Klassik [AWARD, Germany]
Winner of OPUS KLASSIK Award 2018.
“(…) with Marin rumbling in full surround-sound, I was utterly seduced. – it‘s the eccentricity and comprehensiveness of this product that make it both affecting and worthwhile”.
“With an inspiring animation film on Axel Borup-Jörgensen’s sea symphony Marin, a video portrait and an album with music by the Danish composer, this is a worthwhile album and an appealing homage to Borup-Jörgensen”.
“The visuals are quite striking: imaginative, colorful, powerful, with exquisitely rendered surface details, gorgeous light effects, and a fine sense of being under water. Both videos are deeply stirring, and should serve the purpose of making the greatness of the music better known. In that, I hope that this approach will prove most successful”
Colourful and wonderful New film about an underwater world fantasy, set to a symphonic masterpiece by a poetic Danish modernist.
“Their faces are enigmatic. Their lower bodies resemble snails’ shells, and we do not know what sort of underwater world they move through on their way towards an enormous yellow plasma tree that creates an upwards thrust, enabling them to float weightlessly through the masses of water towards the light.While not a word is spoken, the 3D-like animated film ‘Marin’ is a wonderful, beautiful experience. And it is also a visual fantasy based on one of the greatest modernist orchestral pieces in the history of Danish music.”
Klassik (DK) – Full House
“The gigantic orchestral work ‘Marin’ (1963-70) was desperately wearing on the perfectionist Borup-Jørgensen, who almost threw in the towel several times during its composition. In a both abstract and tone-pictorial way and with an inconceivable wealth of detail, the work depicts maritime scenes, and in conjunction with Lückow Film’s animated sequence, the music becomes almost unbearably sinister. In this ambitious film we follow strange seafolk that have shells instead of legs, and a royal couple who gaze over a city of seashells and mysterious monoliths; the plot offers plenty of space for one to be co-author, and Borup-Jørgensen’s masterpiece in elemental forces acquires a new, exciting caliber in its new surroundings.”
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