P Jørgensen ~ Gold Beach

a closer listen

coverP Jørgensen‘s latest effort represents a shift in sound from the Danish composer.  We’ve grown to expect an ambient blend  of electronics from the artist, but here we encounter organic instrumentation, resembling a small orchestra.  Whether this is the sign of a new maturity or the natural outgrowth of the composer’s recent film contributions, Gold Beach is a masterful effort that makes a lasting impact.

One of those film scores was Kim, a commissioned work for a World War II documentary.  Gold Beach appears influenced by that work, as it adopts the code name for a D-Day landing.  The music suggests the forlorn spaces of a battlefield after the fight has ended.  The listener can imagine a soldier trudging through the mud, searching for lost comrades.  The rain falls slowly, overflowing broken gutters.  Transport vehicles make their way through the ruts.  A child sings.

Bass clarinet, double…

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