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Örjan Sandred is a Swedish/Canadian composer currently residing in Canada. His Sonic Trails presents three works for voices or instruments with live electronics, and a recording of one piece that was originally a sound installation for four loudspeakers. As a whole the disc seems to articulate a theme of immobility, or stillness, in relation to natural formations. This is reflected in the composer's use of static textures and forms.
The first piece, “A Ghazal,” for soprano and live electronics, slowly introduces an intriguing mix of acoustic, electronic, and electronic-like sounds along with the vocal part, which uses a poem by the Swedish writer Gustaf...