Pictures before an Exhibition

Cat. No. FJB CD 9903 / SYDA 1601

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Living impressions and synthesized expressions: this album features eight synthesizer works performed by composer Flint Juventino Beppe, varying from dynamic film music to dramatic and surreal electroacoustic works.

These are composer and producer Flint Juventino Beppe´s personal notes on the material on the album Pictures before an Exhibition

1. «Pictures before an Exhibition» Op.30 (1996)

[A commission written for Ragnhild Monsen's main exhibition at Festspillene in Bergen 1997]

An exhibition might be an influential experience. This music came to life before such an exhibition, after coming to terms with the day's arrival and departure.

2. «The Deal» Op.19 (1993)

What is it to trust? If founded upon the notion of belief, of promise, there is a possibility that this deal will be broken.

3. «Moods from Røros» Op.31 (1994)

The town Røros in Norway emanates a unique atmosphere - embracing the truly beautiful and frightening at one and the same time.

4. «Inner Seas» Op.16 (1993)

There are great oceans and lakes inside the head, absorbing everything that is going on when you are awake.

When the night falls, it is time to work through all impressions.

5. «I stepped on a UFO» Op.23 (1994)

A stroll might turn out to be very eventful. Suddenly, when you think you have stepped on a stone, you might get unexpected company.

6. «Eyes in the Air» Op.48 (1999)

To be watched by a world with eyes dull or excited, is perhaps part and parcel of a normal day. This piece of work contains different sequences, emanating from many years of the composer's reflections.

7. «Death Dripping» Op.25 (1996)

As long as there is Life, Death will be dripping. Life and Death are closely connected.

8. «Life Giggling» Op.49 (1999)

Could it be that depression is euphoria turned upside-down, and vice versa? Life might be giggling whilst watching you all wrapped up in your own misery and ignorance. Who can steal your heartbeats away?

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Format: FJB 150 | CD & Digital Album

Type: Electroacoustic

Released: 1999

Playtime: 46 minutes

Credit: Flint Juventino Beppe

Contributors:

Flint Juventino Beppe - synthesizer

Producer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Cover paintings: Line Majormoen

Graphic design: Morten Lindberg

Track listing:

01 Pictures before an Exhibition Op.30 6:53
02 The Deal Op.19 4:24
03 Moods from Røros Op.31 5:19
04 Inner Seas Op.16 7:39
05 I stepped on a UFO Op.23 5:16
06 Eyes in the Air Op.48 8:45
07 Death Dripping Op.25 4:44
08 Life Giggling Op.49 2:51

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