Mixed at Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
Produced by Manfred Eicher
Being Dufay is an exploration of new musical territories that can result when old and new are combined.
Four years in the making, the composition is a new setting of vocal fragments by Flemish master Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), sung by tenor John Potter. Rather than try and ‘update’ Dufay (for his music requires no updating), the concept of this album is to place Dufay’s music in the present tense. In Being Dufay, the fifteenth century lives alongside newer compositional methods. The soundworld is lush and harmonic, with a beautiful production by Manfred Eicher. Further information and availability from: ECM records
Amazon Being Dufay reached No 1 on Amazon’s ECM album chart during summer 2009.
A stunning tour-de-force. Chicago Classical Review.22.4.10
Compelling. 5/5 Performance, 5/5 Production. BBC Music Magazine. 06.09 edition
Mesmerising and quite beautiful (5/5) ClassicFM Magazine. 06.09 edition
One of the most hauntingly beautiful records of the year. AllaboutJazz.com 14.05.09
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