Scandinavian nonet ready with colourful album.
This summer, the orchestra Cordelia releases their second album, entitled At the Pink Pony. Just as the self-entitled debut from 2004, the album is filled with narrative and image-building music, alternating from the sensitive and intimate to the pompous and florid.
Cordelias debut-album from 2004 recieved great praise by reviewers, who a.o. called the album refreshing and convinsing and a remarkably succesfull debut - and who characterised the groups music as differently as avant pop, cabaret music and ambitious string-jazz.
”At the Pink Pony” is a continuation and development of this sound – still with the charismatic voice of Stinne Henriksen in center stage, and still with Kasper Bais string-filled arrangements as a lively background.
Cordelia is an interscandinavian orchestra with members from Denmark, Sweden and Norway, with as varied musical backgrounds as classical, jazz, pop/rock, folk music and tango. Cordelia unites elements from all these genres in a unique sound, which is not easily catagorised.
The members resumes count things as chequered as tours with Lis Sorensen (DK), Peter Sommer (DK), Silje Nergaard (NO) and Malmo Opera and compositions and arrangements for a long line of symphony orchestras and bigbands. Together the band has performed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and on the Faroe Islands.
The name Cordelia bears reference to the prominent role of the strings (corde) and to Shakespeare's King Lear and his daughter, the fragile but still strong, Cordelia.