New release- Maria Faust Sacrum Facere, is a song cycle written for brass ensemble, three woodwinds, prepared piano and
kannel (an Estonian folk harp played by plucking strings with the fingers).
The music is inspired by Estonian folklore and runo singing that comes from the Setu region, close to the Russian border.
The movements in the cycle are written specifically for the musicians in the group, catering to their unique and individual voices on their instruments.
Sacrum Facere can be described as a synthesis of two of Faust’s passions: classical composition and free improvisation.
Maria Faust (EST)- alto sax/clarinet/voice Francesco Bigoni (IT)- clarinet Ned Ferm (USA)- tenor sax/clarinet
Emanuele Maniscalco (IT)- piano Kristi Mühling (EST)- kannel Tobias Wiklund (SE) – trumpet
Mads Hyhne (DK)- trombone Daniel Herskedal (NO) -tuba
Recorded at The Village Recording, Copenhagen, December 2013 by John Fomsgaard. Mixed and mastered by John Fomsgaard.
All music written by Maria Faust/KODA. Cover art: “Shy Bride” by Kalli Kalde (www.kalli.kalde.eu). Design by Tuuli Aule.
1. Epp (5:55)
2. Tui (6:51)
3. Lydia (7:44)
4. Hiie (8:25)
5. Virve (4:09)
6. Sacrum Facere (5:39)
7. Itk (3:26)