"12 instrumenter til Henning" is a new arrangement that sees Meldgaard exploring
the music of the Fluxus artist and composer Henning Christiansen. A trio piece by
Christiansen from 1975 is the source material for a bright and stimulating new work for extended
chamber ensemble, with the tonal language the original blossoming outwards via Meldgaard’s own brilliantly colourful sound palette.
The album was released last September on vinyl and digital on the label År & Dag that Meldgaard is part of.
note, Meldgaard has transformed the music of Christiansen
from the original trio score into a new radiant composition. Each part
is rewritten through a thoughtful system created by Meldgaard, who
reflects on the proces: “I’ve imagined how Hennings piece has grown
older, the instruments have grown in size, they’ve propagated and
changed their pace”. The three original instruments mutate into twelve for classical trained musicians who all play in their individual tempo during the entire piece.