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I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain

By Vocalconsort Berlin; Sven Helbig; Kristjan Jarvi; Kristjan Jarvi

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By Vocalconsort Berlin; Sven Helbig; Kristjan Jarvi; Kristjan Jarvi. By Sven Helbig. Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.0300780NM).

Item Number: NX.0300780NM

I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain is a work for choir and live electronics. Sven Helbig has created a concept album in which he appears both as composer and as author of almost all of the song texts. Over the course of ten pieces he weaves a loose narrative that addresses pressing questions of the present day. The powerfully resonant work suspends delicate choral passages above pulsating synthesizers, and sublime a cappella chords spread out above digitally created sounds in a perfect balance between choir and electronics. The recording was made with Vocalconsort Berlin under the direction of the minent conductor Kristjan Jarvi. Helbig is continuing the artistic partnership with Jarvi that was established with his Pocket Symphonies. Vocalconsort Berlin is regarded as one of the best and most versatile choirs in Germany. In the ten episodes of I Eat The Sun and Drink the Rain Sven Helbig describes the human soul as part of nature. He sends the listener on a poetic journey in search of the human dimension in a world overtaken by technology. Without sounding dogmatic, he raises such questions as: Where do Human beings stand in a world of artificial intelligence? What will happen to interpersonal relationships in an era of digital alienation? How are we to live if we plunder our environment and destroy it ourselves?

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