VOICES IN THE WIND

A concert performance

 
“Voices in the Wind” is a concert-performance by The Bridge of Winds – “the actors who sing” (as opposed to singers who act). It is composed of almost forty songs, all sung without any electronic amplification and - except for a few - a capella. The songs were brought to the group by its members from sixteen different cultures. Most of them are traditional or folk songs, of Italian, Brazilian, Sephardic, Finnish, Danish, Polish, Roma, Turkish, and Peruvian origin. The performance contains a few quite rare and unique pieces, like a Finnish joik (a traditional song from Lapland, created for a new-born baby and later sung to evoke that person), a Peruvian song in Quechua (the most widely-spoken native language in South America, dating back to the Incas), and “The Wind Song” - the group’s “anthem”, written by Iben Nagel Rasmussen’s late father, a famous Danish poet, Halfdan Rasmussen, and set to music by Frans Winther, in the rhythm of the Wind Dance, the group’s iconic training exercise. In “Voices in the Wind”, you can also find some unexpected moments, like a song from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a gospel song, or a fragment of Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1