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Luminessence

by Kim Malmquist

This new album is a beautiful collection of calm and meditative piano pieces reflecting the innermost nature of light. Listening to this music takes you on a spiritual journey accompanied by the soft, poetic sound of the piano.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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1. Light reflecting on a window
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2. Above the clouds
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3. To my family
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4. Echos of a memory
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5. Sunbeams in a forest
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6. Remembering a moondream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kim Malmquist has studied music and conducting at the conservatory Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music of Sweden and the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte award to young artists.
At the present time Kim Malmquist works as a pianist, composer, and conductor. He has appeared as chamber musician and piano soloist in Swedish National Broadcasting. Among the works performed are some of his own compositions.
Kim Malmquist's works include compositions for solo instrument, chamber music ensembles, and symphony orchestra. He has also composed film music which has been performed in Swedish National Television, as well as chamber opera works.
Kim Malmquist has made CD recordings where he plays his own compositions for piano solo: "Fragile Water" (2005), "The Magic Theater" (2008) and "Luminessence" (2011).
Pieces of the suite Fragile Water have been performed by the Department of Dance of California State University, Long Beach, USA.
After the piano suite “Fragile Water”, which I created with inspiration from water, the ever-changing element, I have now turned my artistic attention to light. In the present piano pieces I have endeavored to capture the innermost nature of light, the essence of light, with its innumerable changes in shades and nuances, perceptible around us as well as inside ourselves.
The work of composing of the music of this album “Luminessence” evolved into a journey greatly influenced by meditation. This has made imprints in my composition: in its contents as well as in its form.

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Clásico, minimalista y contemplativo... una música perfecta!
Luminessence es el tercer y nuevo álbum del compositor sueco Kim Malmquist, un excepcional pianista de género clásico que ha creado obras para la televisión Sueca, así como música para películas, obras sinfónicas o como en este caso, para piano solo. Luminessence sólo lo componen seis piezas para piano, composiciones de fuerte carácter clásico, minimalista y contemplativo; una música perfecta, creada con los cinco sentidos que hará volar la imaginación del oyente.

"Light Reflecting On a Window" es la primera obra de Luminessence, un pieza sentida y reservada. El piano revela imágenes sombrías, llenas de soledad y con una fuerza increíble. una música íntima y hermosa.

En ocasiones, en la sencillez está la belleza y "Above The Clouds" es un claro ejemplo de ello. "Above The Clouds" es mi pieza preferida, esta es capaz de encoger el corazón con su melodía soñadora y esperanzadora. El apacible baile de notas es sublime!!.

La obra más personal del CD es "To My Family", un tema que guarda una fuerte carga emocional. Apasionada desde el comienzo, su melodía revive situaciones hermosas, Malmquist ha logrado acertar con la combinación exacta de notas y acordes. Qué maravilla!.

"Echos Of a Memory" es una de las piezas que quizás puedan pasar más desapercibidas debido a su repetida melodía, pero no deja de ser otra fantástica composición de Malmquist. Melancólica a más no poder, esta roza la tristeza con su música preocupada.

Un cambio interesante lo provoca "Sunbeams In a Forest". Su música encierra magia y misterio, el arpegio de notas en la zona baja unido a las brillantes notas altas ofrecen unos instantes idóneos para la fantasía. Me gusta!.

El final sorprende desde el sonido de la primera nota. Difícil no hacer el simil con una conocida obra de Ludwig Van Beethoven, "Remembering a Moondream" deja patente la fuerte formación clásica de Malmquist y es un claro ejemplo de cual es y ha sido la fuente de la que el artista ha ido bebiendo. Sin duda, esta obra dejará sin aliento a cualquier amante de la buena música. Chapeau Maestro Malmquist!.


Luminessence, un álbum excepcional lanzado por un prodigioso compositor, Kim Malmquist. Maravillosas obras componen este nuevo trabajo de este pianista sueco, y aunque el oyente puede echar en falta cinco o seis composiciones más, es cierto que no hay una sola pista de este CD que no despierte el interés del oyente. La calidad de las composiciones es asombrosa y el sentimiento que transmiten poderoso. Muy altamente recomendable!.

reviewsnewage.com
14/08/11
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Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Exquisite Collection of Beautiful Instrumental Classical Piano Music
Highly gifted pianist, composer, and conductor, Kim Malmquist, releases an exquisite collection of beautiful instrumental Classical piano music on his recent album, “Luminessence.” This album captures the essence of nature and light as Malmquist performs his songs with soothing intonations. Even the song titles lets one visualize how the power of light can stimulate the mind and body. The first track, “Light reflecting on a window,” is delicate and dreamy as the melodic piano gracefully swirls across the keys with a silky fashion. “Echos of a memory,” is a song that flows with passion and soulful spirit. The song, “Remembering a moondream,” stimulates meditative ambiance as the melody takes you away to a place where you will be absorbed with reflective sensations. “Luminessence,” is a superb album that will liberate your inner tranquility and is an album you will truly enjoy.
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