Eldbjørg Hemsing: Arctic

February 8, 2023, 9:00 am

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Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and Sony Classical present a unique concept album. “Arctic” is a musical journey through a stunningly beautiful region and a celebration of a fragile and largely unexplored ecosystem threatened by climate change. “The Arctic is often misrepresented as stark and uninhabitable wasteland,” Hemsing explains. “Yet it’s a region of matchless beauty abounding in life, one that magically illustrates how all things cohere in fragile cycles. I want this project to show people how magnificent and deserving of protection this landscape is.” “Arctic” is full of exhilarating melodies and impressively scored soundscapes that grow with each hearing. Hemsing has worked with many composers to create such new inimitable music combining elements from American film music and European neo-classical music.