Danish composers Emil Friis and Patricio Fraile, both known for their illustrious careers in the world of film scoring, have joined forces to create an extraordinary contemporary classical album titled ‘The Expected Sounds Of Minor Music’.
This innovative collaboration showcases their remarkable talent for crafting evocative, layered compositions that resonate with both simplicity and complexity.
Conceived during the Winter and Spring of 2022 in Copenhagen, ‘The Expected Sounds of Minor Music’ deviates from the duo’s scoring work, emphasising piano and paper for composition over samples.
The collection features a string quartet recorded in southern Sweden and solo cello parts performed by Joe Zeitlin in London. Field recordings and ambient layers complete the album created in their shared studio.
The album’s title invites listeners to explore the unexpected within the anticipated. Each piece is designed to evoke different emotions and imagery, ranging from the movements of a dancer (‘The Endless Number’), the long Copenhagen winter (‘Copenhagen, February’), a flock of birds (‘Interlude’), to a lonesome violinist, lost from his orchestra, forever doomed to wander an Orson Wells-like cityscape in black and white in search of his peers (‘Homeless Note for A Homeless Bow’). The compositions
reflect the duality of life, encompassing both the major and minor moments.
Emil Friis and Patricio Fraile's ‘The Expected Sounds of Minor Music’ is a testament to their commitment to musical exploration and experimentation. The album’s layered and
intimate sound, along with its ability to encourage contemplation, sets it apart as a unique and captivating musical experience.
A Moment In Time
The Endless Number
Lullaby For Sleepy Child
Homeless Note For A Homeless Bow