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Unveiling: Proscenium by Henrik Meierkord

February 17, 20242 min read

Step into Proscenium by composer and cellist Henrik Meierkord as he unveils his latest musical masterpiece, inspired by theatrical culture of ancient Greece

Renowned cellist, artist, and composer, Henrik Meierkord, hailing from Helsingborg, Sweden, is set to enchant listeners once again with his newest album release. Following the success of his 'Cello Improvisations' EP in 2023 and the collaborative album 'Inseln' with Logic Moon in 2022, Henrik returns to Whitelabrecs to present a captivating collection of instinctive compositions in 'Proscenium.'

Henrik's musical journey, which began at the tender age of 12, has taken him through classical orchestras, band performances, and into the realm of creating his own distinctive sound. His approach to composition, often starting with the cello and layering with strings like double bass or violin, is complemented by his intuitive and rule-free creative process. 'Proscenium' is a testament to this, as Henrik weaves together fragile piano, emotive strings, and earthy cello, creating dream-like sequences inspired by nostalgia and a yearning for a different world.

Recorded in Henrik's Soundbread studio in Stockholm, 'Proscenium' features a West German cello from the seventies, a double bass, and a violin belonging to his son. The album encapsulates a thematic vibe, drawing inspiration from Ancient Greek theatrical culture. The title itself, 'Proscenium,' refers to the view the audience has during an Ancient Greek theatre performance or the location from which actors carry out their art. While the album invites listeners to meditate on its evocative artwork and track titles, there's no specific play or plot in mind. Instead, it weaves together countless stories, overlapping emotions, and centuries of moments, as if recalling a theatrical performance that has transcended time.

'Proscenium' is available in a limited run of 100 gatefold vinyl-effect CDrs and in various high-quality digital formats. Don't miss the chance to experience Henrik Meierkord's musical tapestry – a timeless journey through the echoes of the past and the dreams of the future. Immerse yourself in the enchanting soundscape – order your copy today!

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Harry Towell

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