Laura Toxværd: Drapery

139,00 kr

Release date: 15-11-2019

Catalogue no. ILK293LP

Drapery is a recording of graphic notated songs by Laura Toxværd. The album is a mix of improvisation and composition. About her compositional process she explains: «Sometimes I need something abstract and improvisational, and then I like to design a graphic score where I note this to the musicians. Other times, I see the need for something that has more to do with tones, harmonies and rhythms, and then I note it on music paper.»

The album is released together with the LP Tidens Strøm, a studio recording of songs composed by Laura Toxværd and Songbook, which contains texts, lyrics and notations of the two albums Tidens strøm & Drapery. 

With support from Danish Arts Foundation, Koda’s Cultural Funds, DMF & DJBFA

Line-up:

Laura Toxværd – alto sax
Gustaf Ljunggren – various strings/guitars
Peter Friis Nielsen – electric bass
Marilyn Mazur – percussion, drums

Laura Toxværd (b. 1977) is a composer, saxophonist and author of the art book «Compostions - 18 Graphic Scores» (Forlaget Spring, Hellerup). She has been awarded the prestigious three-year working scholarship by the Danish Arts Foundation. Scores are published by Edition S and in the anthology «Notations21» (Mark Batty, NYC). Compositions are released worldwide on 12 audio albums and performed in Europe and North America, a.o. in Chicago and NY.

Reviews:

Toxværd's quartet pounds energy in all directions (Henrik Friis - Politiken - Denmark)

Laura Toxværd is the queen! (Jan Granlie - Salt Peanuts)