First recording of atmospheric chamber and solo piano works by South African composer Robert Fokkens, ranging from teh abstract and universal (Nine Solitudes) to the overtly African-inspired, full of colour and vigour, the album also including the song 'Africa' set to texts by David Diop.
|playing time: 71.24
direct sale price: £12.00
audio sample: 'Mob of Meerkats' from 'Mammals of Southern Africa'
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|“[This] new disc is everywhere infused with the spirit of [the composer's] home country. The result is a musical surface full of capricious interest. There is never a hint of banality. Fokkens also extracts considerable traction out of seemingly unpromising musical ideas. A highly rewarding programme of music.” – Christian Morris (Composition Today)|