WORKING ON “ICON”
Bridging the gap between music genres
An uncompromising voice cutting through magnificent landscapes like blue laser and at other times caressing one with ethereal beauty
- Rosa Llamas
Maleen’s sparse and ambiguous text, melodic phrases and melisma combined with Frederik Magle’s music creates a new Cinematic Music genre. Besides the composers, some of the best musicians of Scandinavia participate on the album. These include the cellist Øystein Sonstad, the guitarists Jonas Krag and Allan Sjølin, the drummer Ole Morten Sommer, and the bassist David E. Fjelde. Film composer George Keller is the producer on the album.
The music is carrier wave for the feel of wild naked nature, light and airy but perilous clouds, tension initiating earthquake and bubbling volcanic lava, sunbeams spotted from the mountain’s peak at sunrise, the divide between light and dark and the longing towards unification
- Niels Kornum
SINGER AND SONGWRITER · MALEEN
Maleen began writing music as a teenager, where she was the lead singer of a promising rock band. After the rock band venture, Maleen began to develop her classical voice and skipped the songwriting temporarily. Maleen learned to sing the music of the great composers and through the years she has performed with opera highlights, operetta, musical songs, lieder and church music in numerous concerts. In 2013 renewed inspiration urged Maleen to compose her own works. This time with the desire to bridge the music genres. When being introduced to the great Danish composer Frederik Magle, Maleen found an opportunity to do something unique and exciting with her lyrical soprano voice and Frederik Magle’s innovative and cinematic approach to creating music. Maleen is now immersed into the genesis of her own personal album ICON. She creates the lyrics and vocals, while Frederik Magle composes and arranges the instrumental parts.