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Anders Jormin, Karin Nakagawa, Lena Willemark
Anders Jormin - double bass
Lena Willemark - voice, fiddle and viola
Karin Nakagawa - 25-string koto
Recorded May 2013
Release Date: March 6, 2015.
Anders Jormin’s new Swedish-Japanese project returns the highly distinctive voice and fiddle of Lena Willemark to ECM (her first appearance on the label in more than a decade), and introduces koto player Karin Nakagawa. In their collaborative music the Japanese classical tradition and the stark, archaic sounds of the koto, allied to Jormin’s muscular bass improvisations, form a unique context for Lena’s sung poems, delivered in her native Älvdals-dialect. Traditions and non-idiomatic improvising are cross-referenced, and new paths are opened up. This unusual and striking album of deep-rooted contemporary music is launched with ten concerts in Sweden.