Reviews that mention Heloise Amaral

July 6, 2020

Jan Martin Smørdal

Choosing to Sing
SOFA 579

This is an appealing if somewhat frustrating session on which 10 Norwegian instrumentalists choose not to sing when interpreting eight compositions by Jan Martin Smørdal. Smørdal, who has been associated with innovators such as Phil Niblock and Oren Ambarchi, expressly wrote these miniatures for trumpeter Eivind Lønning and Ensemble neoN, the cross-genre chamber group. The composer/arranger, who plays sinus tone, piano and guitar on different tracks here, has been associated with the ensemble since its beginnings in 2008. MORE