Deutsche Grammophon/ Universal Music is honoured to release the eagerly anticipated world premiere recording of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Drone Mass. Described by its composer as “a contemporary oratorio”, this exceptional work is written for voices, string quartet and electronics. It was commissioned by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), who have now recorded Drone Mass together with vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices and its Artistic Director Paul Hillier. Both ACME and Theatre of Voices worked closely with Jóhannsson on many occasions – in concert, on tour and in the studio. Out today, 18 March 2022, in digital format as well as on CD and 180g vinyl, this new album not only immortalises one of the Icelandic composer’s defining works, it also stands as a moving tribute from some of the long-time collaborators with whom he worked closely during his illustrious career. // Continue to the full article

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