Album: De Machaut: Remede De Fortune
by Ars Nova Ensemble (Based in Malmö, Sweden)
1 Biaute Paree De Valour 2:08
2 Lai: Qui N'aroit Autre Deport 11:28
3 Liement Me Deport 2:16
4 Complainte: Tels Rit 10:27
5 Chant Royal: Joie, Plaisance 4:52
6 Baladelle: En Amer A Douce Vie 4:13
7 Toute Flour 2:45
8 Ballade: Dame, De Qui Toute 5:24
9 Danse Balladée 3:20
10 Chanson Balladée: Dame A Vous 3:11
11 Rondelet: Dame Mon Cuer En Vous Remaint 4:35
12 Rondeau: Rose Liz 5:06
Ensemble Ars Nova
* Based in Malmö, Sweden
Ensemble Ars Nova was founded in 1986 by composer Johannes Johansson, who also was its artistic director for the first nine years. Since 1995 guitarist Stefan Östersjö has been the artistic director of the group. The ensemble consists of a pool of free-lance musicians and members from the different orchestras in the South of Sweden, many of them also being some of the most important soloists in new music in Sweden. Ensemble Ars Nova has more and more sought out a repertoire, which combines instrumental and electro-acoustic sound sources. One of the goals for the work of the ensemble is to explore forms of expression in which instrumental music and music technology can come together and enrich one another.
Another facet of the ensemble’s work has been the collaboration with other arts, most recently manifested in the “Interface” series of productions including the first Scandinavian performance of Samuel Beckett’s/Morton Feldman’s “Words and Music”, the world premiere of James Clarke’s collaboration with Swedish choreographer Efva Lilja in “The incredible you” (including the world premiere of Clarke’s “Kammersymphonie”) and several premieres of works by Swedish composers.
Ensemble Ars Nova has toured Sweden several times and participated in festivals for contemporary music in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Ensemble Ars Nova is regularly broadcasted by the Swedish radio and has recorded two CD's of its own (of which the second "All Digital" was nominated to a Swedish "Grammy -96" for best classical album) and participates on numerous other recordings.