Denise Burt

Graphic arts and design for music

CD: Bent Sørensen – La Notte

David Alberman, violin; Rolf Hind, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra, ensemble; Michael Schønwandt, conductor

Released on Dacapo Records, 2013

Image: Digital photocollage by Denise Burt

 

The pieces on La Notte (Night) have themes such as the conscious and unconscious, entropy in the universe, and human longing. Symbols and dreams fill the works, along with light and shadow.

I’m not sure where the idea came from, but while I was researching for the design of this cover, I got an image in my mind of the night unfurling into the day, like spreading ink coming out of the night clouds to fill the world. As if night was a tangible, solid thing. Beautiful and a bit frightening at the same time.

 

LaNotte-cover

LaNotte-indside