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Naturae Sonus – A concert for folk flutes and orchestra

Naturae Sonus is a new concert for folk flutes and chamber orchestra by Mats Edén. The video shows the first performance with Nordiska kammarorkestern at Tonhallen in Sundsvall 6-7 November 2013. The second part shows Göran Månsson Band together with the orchestra in arrangments of the bands tunes.

Naturae Sonus from Göran Månsson on Vimeo.

Naturae Sonus was composed by Mats Edén directly for Göran Månsson and premiered together with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra on 7-8 November in Tonhallen, Sundsvall. The work contains several different solo passages on no less than nine different types of folk pipes. The instruments used include Härjedals- and Offerdal Pipes. Another more modern instruments also have a role in the work, subcontrabass recorder.
Between the various solos the orchestra moves in a contrasting modern tonal language where you can hear both Stravinsky and Debussy. The result is an exciting meeting between the harsh tonal language of the Nordic flutes and the modern sound of the orchestra. It resembles a journey across the landscape where the orchestra represents the actual transport and the flutes characterize the place where we end up. Maybe a deep forest with chirping birds or a Norwegian mountain top or in a dark cave in the woods. In the groovy finale we come to a happy conclusion!
The second part contains beautiful arrangements by Patrik Källström of traditional tunes from Göran’s home region in Haverö.