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- Composer and cellist Ernst Reijseger has written and recorded the soundtrack for Werner Herzog's »Cave Of Forgotten Dreams«. Herzog made a documentary which is a wonderful portrait of the cave art discovered at Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc in France. These paintings are achingly beautiful, and when Herzog's camera glides along the cave walls, accompanied by the music of cellist Ernst Reijseger, it's impossible not to be moved and awed.
Reijseger creates enchanting music for choir, organ, piano, flute and cello. The human voices of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, Harmen Fraanje's organ sounds, Sean Bergin's flute and Ernst Reijseger's cello arise to a complex sound painting. His music is a refreshment for the soul, far away from the noise and chaos of a big city. Reijseger has composed music of unearthly beauty for the thirty thousand years old cave paintings and created a new cathedral of sounds.
Werner Herzog: "The music in this film is extremely important and adds a very strange beautiful different dimension to it. Ernst Reijseger, a great and genius avant-garde cello player and composer."
The film was released in the UK in March 2011 to universal acclaim from the critics.
"PROFOUND, MYSTERIOUS AND UTTERLY ABSORBING" ***** EMPIRE
"IT'S ALMOST LIKE WATCHING THE REINVENTION OF THE CINEMATIC MEDIUM" ***** THE GUARDIAN
- Ernst Reijseger
Ernst Reijseger [artistic director, cello]
Harmen Fraanje [piano, church organ, Wurlitzer piano]
Sean Bergin [penny whistle]
- 1 CD - 1h 13mn 30s
release date. 2011-09-05