After three years of painstaking work, Jean-François Bélanger has finished recording his diptych dedicated to Scandinavian instruments and their influences. Part one, Les vents orfèvres
is dedicated to matters of the spirit. For this project, the Montreal composer has enlisted the participation of twenty veteran musicians from the traditional and early music scenes. Among them are Susie Napper, Olivier Fortin, Natalie Haas, Yann Falquet and the Claudel-Canimex Quartet. The meticulous and finely-honed production touches the part of us that refuses to succumb to the noisy, fast-paced rhythm of modern life. Instead, it proposes a deeper encounter, at once profound, introspective and welcoming.