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Jakob Buchanan: A Language of My Own

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In his novel, In Search of Lost Time, the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) famously wrote about a madeleine cake dipped in a cup of tea that was able to trigger a string of memories. For the Danish trumpeter, Jakob Buchanan, it was the return to his childhood home, Rosenhill, which brought back a series of memories that metamorphosed into the music on A Language of My Own. It all started in 2016 when Buchanan and his ...

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Jakob Buchanan: Requiem

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One of the defining characteristics of mankind is the awareness of death as a part of the human condition. We all know that we are going to die. This awareness has been an inspiration to many artists and it could be said that art itself is a way of coming to terms with death. This is especially true with a requiem, which is defined as a musical composition in honor of the dead. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem is perhaps the ...

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Jakob Buchanan Quartet: Some People & Some Places

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Music is invisible. Notes can't be seen as they flow from the instrument and into the ether and yet, as intangible as music is, it is also able to create portraits that embody some of the elusiveness of the past. Danish trumpeter Jakob Buchanan possesses the unique quality of being able to transfer complex emotions into sound. Like an archeologist, he digs deep into the forgotten emotional layers of the past and transforms them into poignant paintings ...