News from 2L .:. April 2013
Remote Galaxy (2L-100-PABD)

Remote Galaxy

Can the dualism of life, nature and art be expressed in pure music? This is the question the multi-talented composer Flint Juventino Beppe – formerly known as Fred Jonny Berg – has set out to answer. The album Remote Galaxy is a journey in time and space, a journey given meaning by the album's music and philosophy. The music is uncompromisingly honest, with a genuine power of its own. Using well-known acoustic technology, the composer takes us to some unusual and, for most of us, unknown places.

Remote Galaxy continues the journey of 2L's Grammy nominated album Flute Mystery, and again the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy to interpret these adventurous scores. The composer's deep spiritual interest in nature, philosophy and space is as central in the universe of Remote Galaxy as it was in Flute Mystery. Beppe's music leaves a unique fingerprint in the artistic world: there is quite simply nothing like it.

The individual and inventive nature of his orchestral works demands a rich palette of instruments and an extended use of woodwinds, brass and organ. As solo instruments, the intense but delicate sound of the clarinet, the scope of the flute's range of expression and the special characteristics of the rarely used viola da gamba make for an inimitable atmosphere captured in 2L's innovative surround sound technology. With the introduction of height channels, acoustic reflections create a natural sound presence originating from both around and above the listener. The Auro-3D format on this Pure Audio Blu-ray features sound reproduction that is more realistic than anything you've heard before. It delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio.

Pure Audio Blu-ray produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
STEREO 192kHz/24bit
5.1 SURROUND 192kHz/24bit
7.1 SURROUND 96kHz/24bit
9.1 Auro-3D 96kHz/24bit
Also available as Direct Metal Master 180g audiophile grade VINYL

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The whole spectrum of Beppe's musical philosophy is mirrored in his works: "It's really as simple as it is complicated – I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression." Beppe is diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's syndromes, and his approach to life is self-reflective and as uncompromising as his music: "When I take a look at the mountains or the sky, I realize I cannot spend my time on anything but grandness. It's that or nothing."

Out of Darkness (2L-099-SABD)

Out of Darkness

Torbjørn Dyrud's work "Out of Darkness" presents you with the most famous story of Christian culture – Christ's passion, death and resurrection – in a form you have never heard before. Allow yourself to be moved by Nidaros Cathedral Choir, Sarah Head and the musicians in their presentation of Dyrud's dramatic music. The work is not a passion in the traditional sense, since it does not end with Christ's death. Out of Darkness continues through the kingdom of death and out of the grave, leaving us with the gospel of love that overcomes and endures everything, a gospel of grace and forgiveness. Life is the light of mankind, and we can rise out of the darkness.

Nidaros Cathedral Choir was started in 1946 and consists today of about 40 singers. The choir regularly contributes to church services at Nidaros Cathedral and has established itself as a major player in the musical life of the city of Trondheim. In the course of Vivianne Sydnes's ten years as artistic director, the choir has commissioned and performed a number of works by both young and established composers, among them Ståle Kleiberg, Henning Sommerro, Torbjørn Dyrud and Wolfgang Plagge. In 2010 the choir released their CD "Nidaros" which included samples from these works. In 2010 Nidaros Cathedral Choir premiered Torbjørn Dyrud's passion music "Out of Darkness" in a scenographic performance in the cathedral.

Conductor Vivianne Sydnes was educated as an organist and choirmaster at the Norwegian Academy of Music and has a diploma in conducting from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She was Director of Music at Nidaros Cathedral 2002-2012. Recording this work was one of the last projects under her leadership during her time in Trondheim. Since 2011 Sydnes has been associate professor of choral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, and she is the musical director of NOVA Chamber Choir.

Composer Torbjørn Dyrud was educated as an organist and choirmaster at the Norwegian Academy of Music, with a subsequent diploma in choral conducting from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has also studied composition and improvisation.

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5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
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