JIJI Plays Fratres by Arvo Pärt

JIJI plays Fratres (arr. and electronics by JIJI) by Arvo Pärt (b.1935). Everything I’ve heard and seen from JIJI is both artistically interesting and ultra high quality. Fantastic playing here and great recording mix with the electronics. The piece has gone through so many permutations and the electronics here only contribute to that tradition. via wiki: “Fratres (Brothers) is a composition by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt exemplifying his tintinnabuli style of composition. It is three-part music, written in 1977, without fixed instrumentation and has been described as a “mesmerizing set of variations on a six-bar theme combining frantic activity and sublime stillness that encapsulates Pärt’s observation that ‘the instant and eternity are struggling within us’.”

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  1. dave roberts on

    Great to see the incorporation of classical guitar with electronics — long overdue and much under-utilized.

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