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 digitally and on vinyl on October 8, 2019
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Composition, arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering by Jacob Ridderberg.
Soprano-, alto- and baritone saxophone by Maria Dybbroe.
This album has been made possible with support from Koda’s Cultural Funds, DJBFA and DKF.
Artwork by Cisser Mæhl
Design and Layout by Joshua Chronstedt
Artwork, design and layout by Joshua Chronstedt
Photo and editing by Joshua Chronstedt