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ARTIST
TITLE
Breathing
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
3DB 019CD 3DB 019CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2014

Hild Sofie Tafjord has re-written the sonic possibilities of the French horn and established herself as one of Norway's most arresting musicians. Pushing the limits of her instrument for years, whether acoustically or electronically, she has made her mark as composer, performer and improviser. Her signature is present in her group-playing in Spunk, Lemur, and Zeitkratzer, but here she takes front row in this solo work. Breathing -- her long-awaited second solo album -- is devoted to the acoustic situation, exploring different relationships between performer, instrument and space. Based on live material from the large rooms at Bergen Kunsthall, Tafjord and producer Bjørnar Habbestad exploited most known recording techniques in order to create a sonic signature as wide as possible. The result is delicate, intimate, vast and exhausting, covering the grounds from the innermost sounds of Tafjord's instrument to the last decibel of reflections captured by distant microphones. Tafjord is active as a solo performer and in groups like Spunk, Lemur, Agrare, Zeitkratzer Ensemble, Trinacria, and Phantom Orchard Orchestra, amongst others. She has a broad range as an artist and has made music for dance, film, theater, installations, and sculptures. She has also given performances, workshops, and site-specific concerts. She has played and collaborated with numerous musicians and artists in Europe, America, Canada, and Asia, including Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Evan Parker, Matmos, and Wolf Eyes, amongst others.