Rituals is multi layered ceremonial music for 6-50 saxophones.
Rituals is the intuitive and physical sound of West African music juxtaposed with the complex structures of American Post-Minimalism and European Classical music.
Wailing drones, gradual development of rhythmic complexity and pentatonic scales form the basic building blocks of the music. Each piece explores a singular musical idea, technique or form as a way to construct a diverse yet cohesive narrative where the transformation of sound through the multiplication of a single acoustic source/instrument type is the primary focus.
released October 8, 2019
Composition, arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering by Jacob Ridderberg.
Soprano-, alto- and baritone saxophone by Maria Dybbroe.
Artwork by Cisser Mæhl.
Graphic Design and layout by Joshua Chornstedt.
This album has been made possible with support from Koda's Cultural Funds, DJBFA and DKF.