Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen's magum opus "Schnee" or (Snow), is a wealth of delicate sounds, pristine yet colorful. "Snow can be transform a familiar landscape in a couple of minutes and it dampens all the unusual noise," says Abrahamsen. "It allows us to imagine something different." "Schnee" brings out the many shades and moods that Abrahamsen sees behind winter's whiteness, while ever-shifting rhythms, tempos, and tunings demands nothing less than brilliance from the ever-so-talented members of the Ensemble Signal. The Ensemble Signal, described by The New York Times as "one of the most vital groups of its kind," is a New York based ensemble offering a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording and education.
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