Mari Samuelsen – LYS


Such a joy to compose and collaborate on some new music for Mari’s new album LYS

Released May 2022 on Deutsche Grammophon

Listen to ‘Signals’ and ‘Reverie’ below

‘Mari Samuelsen explores the phenomenon on which so much of life on earth depends. LYS – Norwegian for “Light” – presents music by thirteen female composers, from Hildegard of Bingen to Hildur Guðnadóttir, combining specially commissioned works with new arrangements of existing pieces

The fourteen tracks are woven together to create a meditation in sound on something so fundamental that it is often taken for granted. The Norwegian violinist’s eclectic programme moves through light’s infinitely subtle qualities to reveal a musical world of boundless shades of emotion and expression’