”Ever lasting Edith”
100 years old lyrics from the poet Edith Södergran( 1892-1923) steams of passion, naturebeauty and a bittersweet humor. The music composed by Anna Kruse is crunchy, sensible and swinging like a boiling ocean.
The poems of Edith Södergran express a sentiment of desolation but not entirely without humor and playfulness. Anna Kruse has compiled a set of poems that in an extraordinary musical way balances the melancholy of the lyrics. Even in the darkest verses Anna approaches the lyrics in a positive sometimes dreamlike way through her music.
The Swedish actor Stina Ekblad says: "Edith Södergrans poesi och Anna Kruses musik och röst möter varandra, som systrar från varsin tid. De går sida vid sida, klangfullt, drömskt, vilt och vemodigt."
"I love to express this beautiful poems and to let people know about Edith Södergrans life and history. She was an extraordinary woman and her poems are timeless. Soloperformance or with a full band is all god ;-) You can expect not so commen instruments as saw, noseflute and banjo"
Anna has been a solist with DR Bigband and has been singing with most of the great musicians ind Scandinavia.
See and listen: http://www.tv2lorry.dk/artikel/164433