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Ole Buck

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Naacal (2015)
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
29 Minutes
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Ole Buck Naacal (2015)
In the midst of the work, I have arranged a short series of Sanskrit phrases NI-RU-PA-DRA-VA, which means to "be free from fear" or "be free from anxiety", but other then that no spoken or written specific language. So only vocals and in a few places the vocals AUM, which is the archetypical sound of everything ... the beginning. The piece is written from sound alone without other associations than a cosmic sound. Absolute music versus program music. And yet: I heard the piece as something that came from a distant, distant past, combined with the attention of the moment, as the silence of the surrounding nature gives me. A silence without time. The source of man's original language - naacal. Nature calls to an awakening, and sets the individual free of mechanical thinking or action. As out of a half-awake sleep state music began to shape itself for me in sound - from a single 'audible' silence.

- Ole Buck

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