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Hedvigsnas - Composer in Residence

By Norrbotten Big Band

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By Norrbotten Big Band. By Peter Danemo. Country of Origin: Sweden. Jazz. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.PCD162).

Item Number: NX.PCD162

"When I was 5 years old my family relocated from my birthplace Umea to Hedvigsnas, a small farm just outside the town of Tibro. There, my sister and I spent a few carefree years prior to starting school and submitting to a life of responsibilities and schedules. As I recall, the sun shone constantly, both during summer as well as reflecting across a gleaming blanket of snow in winter. Our little world seemed endless and filled with unfamiliar places begging to be explored. Every single door was a potential portal to a new world and we filled every nook and cranny with our imagination. A tractor could, if needs be, become a spacecraft. Imagination led the way and we gladly followed wherever it took us. During my year as Composer in Residence at Norrbotten Big Band, my thoughts were on several occasions beckoned by this period in my life, so long ago, inviting me to contemplate the role it plays today and what it symbolizes to me. I've had a similar feeling about Norrbotten Big Band; a place of endless possibilities limited only by my own imagination and ability to convey my ideas. Throughout my year as Composer in Residence I had the chance, together with the band, to explore possibilities without stress, make necessary changes after rehearsals and receive valuable feedback from the musicians. The sum total of all this interaction affected the music in a profound way." - Peter Danemo.

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