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"Dreamchild" to win a prize

Posted: 20/12/2012 00:00

Big prize from the State's Art Council 

Motivation:

With "Dreamchild" Carsten Dahl has created a unique, beautiful album. In a distinctive minimalist universe meet it quite simple – seems almost naive. With it very complex, and it is felt that it is the dreamy boy who encounters the mature composer and pianist.

Throughout the release, there is a liberating acceptance of it melancholy. A melancholy that is never frozen, but constant seem alive – haunting the big dreams. Each tone is important – a small miracle that burns on to the next tone – burns itself into the listener.

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Begrundelse:

Med ”Dreamchild” har Carsten Dahl skabt et enestående, smukt album. I et særpræget minimalistisk univers mødes det helt enkle – tilsyneladende næsten naive -. Med det meget komplekse, og det mærkes, som er det den drømmende dreng, der møder den modne komponist og pianist.

På hele udgivelsen er der en befriende accept af det melankolske. En melankoli der aldrig er fastfrosset, men konstant synes levende – jagende de store drømme. Hver tone er vigtig – et lille mirakel, der brænder videre til den næste tone – brænder sig ind i lytteren.

“Dreamchild” is different from Dahl’s earlier works. With a meditative approach his goal was to convey the childlike ability to complete immerse oneself in the moment. According to this state of wonder and curiosity are harder to achieve as an adult – but through these improvisations the listener is invited into this melodious place. This is a more personal work of Carsten, so it is only natural that the only other contributors in the album are his own daughters – Anne Sofie Abildskov Dahl on violin and Celina Sørine Dahl on piano. 

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