Epigraphs is an album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad with American cellist David Darling recorded in 1998 and released on the ECM label in 2000. To call this music"minimalist" wouldn't be entirely accurate, since there's quite a bit of harmonic movement and not much repetition, but because Bjornstad and Darling's playing is so consistently gentle and the music is so consistently quiet and pleasant, this album has a flavor that will be familiar to fans of Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt.
Tracks: All music composed by Ketil Bjørnstad except where noted. 01. Epigraph No.1 - 2:55 02. Upland - 3:58 03. Wakening - 4:07 04. Epigraph No.1, Var.1 - 1:34 05. Pavane (William Byrd, arr.by David Darling, Ketil Bjørnstad) - 3:35 06. Fantasia (Orlando Gibbons, arr.by David Darling, Ketil Bjørnstad)- 1:56 07. Epigraph No.1, Var.2 - 2:16 08. The Guest - 2:37 09. After Celan - 3:40 10. Song For TKJD (David Darling) - 6:20 11. Silent Dream (David Darling) - 4:37 12. The Lake - 4:08 13. Gothic - 4:04 14. Epigraph No.1, Var.3 - 1:22 15. Le jour s'endort (Guillaume Dufay, arr.by David Darling, Ketil Bjørnstad)- 3:40 16. Factus Est Repente (Gregor Aichinger, arr.by David Darling, Ketil Bjørnstad)- 4:53
Personnel: - Ketil Bjørnstad - piano - David Darling - cello