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ARTIST
TITLE
Before The Light
FORMAT
CD

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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2002

Ketil Bjørnstad (piano and synthesizers), Eivind Aarset (guitars), Nora Taksdal (viola), Kjetil Bjerkestrand (synthesizers, samplers and percussion). "Before the Light is an imaginary soundtrack that was originally composed for a story set in Taiwan. In this story, the city of Taipei provides the backdrop for a chance meeting between a taxi driver in search of a mysterious lover and a lonely writer in search of her own identity. Composer Ketil Bjørnstad has visited Taiwan a number of times and is very attracted to this country, its people and atmosphere. Because the movie Before the Light was never realized and Bjørnstad had only a story outline and some preparatory photos of the scenes and locations for the film to work with, he composed the soundtrack based on his own memories of Taiwan and his own interpretation of the story? the outcome is both beautiful and haunting, his compositions exploring a broad musical vocabulary ranging from the delicately sensual to the explosively rhythmical."