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Padme

Padme

Markus Pesonen Hendectet

Label: Barefoot-Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 5707471037348
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Catalog number: BFREC 38
Releasedate: 12-12-14
  • The music of the hendectet combines the elements of both composed and improvised music.
  • The pieces are written specially for the musicians involved and are tailored to each individual’s personality and particular skills
Markus Pesonen Hendectet is an inventive eleven-piece orchestra uniting an international group of musicians who
weave their diverse musical skills into audacious patterns. Padme is their second release, following the critically
acclaimed Hum (2011).

The music of the hendectet combines the elements of both composed and improvised music. The pieces are written
especially for the musicians involved and are tailored to each individual’s personality and particular skills.
The band enlivens a vast sound terrain stretching from bass to clarinet to piccolo and further expanded by
electronics, where the musicians create an electrifying spectrum of emotions and atmospheres. On a sonic journey
to faraway places one gets to experience the Nordic inner landscape and an Indian traffic jam, wild sounds of the
jungle and gentle bossanova in Russian. Existing in the space between the extremities, Markus Pesonen
Hendectet's music brings a listener into acute awareness of the physical presence of sound.

Markus Pesonen Hendectet uses improvisation in an advanced way. Group improvisation is well incorporated into
the music. What is more, the process of composing continues on stage — or in the studio — being informed by
improvisation and reacting to it. There are openings inside the compositions which allow Pesonen as a conductor to
decide on the development of the piece. Such twofold use of improvisation keeps up the heat of the band’s live
performances.