Great review of Sacred Space

Klassik Musikk – Annabel Guaita

The program opens with Marcus Davidson’s Sacred Space for organ and electronics, an exciting work that sets the tone for the concert and makes me open and curious. Davidson has listened to recordings made by scientists from space and been inspired by this. The electronics and the organ dress each other tonally. Organist Anders Eidsten Dahl is a steady musician throughout the concert and alternates between virtuoso and intense static organ playing. The music draws us into a musical chaos that turns into broad soundscapes. Later in the concert we hear the vocal ensemble Tabula Rasa in Davidson’s Musical harmony and the premiere O, great spirit. This is a beautiful work with delicate, free-tonal harmonies that are reminiscent of Fartein Valen’s expressive tonal language. The vocal ensemble appears as a cohesive organism with listening vocalists. One can only sit back and enjoy their sublime intonation

Sacred Space at Bergen festival of church music

Sacred Space will be performed at the Bergen Kirkeautunnale on Sunday 27th September at Johanneskirke in Bergen. Performing are –

Nynorsk Messingkvintett
Vokalensemblet Tabula Rasa
Arild Rohde – conductor
Anders Eidsten Dahl – organ

Included in the program is

Sacred Space (Marcus Davidson) – orgel og lydbånd
Musical Harmony (Marcus Davidson) – Tabula Rasa, a cappella. (Foran I kirka)
O, great spirit (Marcus Davidson) – Tabula Rasa, a cappella. (Foran I kirka)
Om mani (Marcus Davidson) – Orgel og Tabula Rasa (på galleriet)
Laudate (Marcus Davidson) – Orgel og Tabula Rasa (på galleriet)
Deep space (Marcus Davidson) – Orgel, lydbånd og Tabula Rasa.


The Passing and Sacred Space on digital release

The Passing and Sacred Space released by Touch on SPIRE5 are now available on digital release and Youtube

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The Passing –

Recorded at St. Stephan’s Church, Mautern, Austria as part of Spire live at The Kontraste Festival, Krems, 11th October 2013.

Marcus Davidson – Organ & Electronics

2. Sacred Space 9:17

Recorded at PassionsKirche, Berlin, Germany as part of CTM12 Festival, 5th February 2012

Marcus Davidson – Electronics
Charles Matthews – Organ