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Runtime: 29'36''

«Surtsey is a volcanic island located southwest of the coast of Iceland which didn't exist until November 14 1963, when an undersea eruption began rising until reaching sea level. This eruption lasted until June 5th 1967. It stopped and Surtsey reached its final size of 2.7 Km2. Since then, the erosion caused by the sea and wind have been diminishing the Surtsey's size. As of 2002, its size was just short of 1.4 Km2. (source: Wikipedia)

Maybe Dave Court sought inspiration on that 'human lifespan' unique island, maybe not, but still, Surtsey's music is an ode to the elements.
'Symphony No.1 For Strings: Antarctica' is also, according Dave's friend:

"(...) a 30 minute ambient work incorporating elements of drone, ambient and contemporary classical music. Krzysztof Penderecki is stated as a direct influence, though the work itself shows few similarities bar the use of dissonance and tone clusters."

This short album, if anything else, is proof that even a self-taught musician - Dave teached himself violin, piano and several other instruments - can carry talent, imagination and the will to put something like this to life.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Movement 1: A sonf for Rainfall ............................................. pt us
  [7'08'' • 16,7Mb • 320Kbps]
02 • Movement 2: A Song for Snow .................................................. pt us
  [3'36'' • 8,63Mb • 320Kbps]
03 • Movement 3: A Song for Ice ...................................................... pt us
  [8'14'' • 19,2Mb • 320Kbps]
04 • Movement 4: A Song for The Wind .......................................... pt us
[4'46'' • 11,3Mb • 320Kbps]
05 • Movement 5: Respite ............................................................... pt us
  [5'52'' • 13,8Mb • 320Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,26Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 72,7Mb]

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