For your GRAMMY® Consideration
Best New Age album: Josefine and Trine Opsahl – “The Infinite Between Us”
Best Instrumental Composition: Josefine and Trine Opsahl – “Touched by an Angel”
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The album “The Infinite Between Us”
Danish Celtic Harpist and Composer Trine Opsahl and Cellist and Composer Josefine Opsahl releases their 3rd duo album: “The Infinite between Us”. The two are mother and daughter.
It has been five years since the duo of harpist Trine Opsahl and her daughter/cellist Josefine Opsahl’s acclaimed second release, Unbroken Dreams.
These two world-class musicians have once again recorded an album of staggeringly beautiful music, suffused with grace, elegance, and a gentleness that is sorely needed in these turbulent times.
The album defies easy labeling. Combining elements from Classical, New Age/Healing, Celtic, and Contemporary Instrumental, the whole is substantially greater than the sum of the parts.
Trine and Josefine are simpatico at an unusually high level, resulting in music that flows effortlessly, as if from a single heart and mind.
Production quality on The Infinite between Us is stellar, as befits the artistry of the two performances. While the music invites introspection and reflection, it also features subtle complexity in both composition and arrangement, meaning that each successive playing will earn new appreciation by the astute listener. Delve deep into this musical excursion and be transported to a rewarding soundscape.
The album is produced by Trine and Josefine and engineered and mixed by renowned sound engineer Thomas Vang at the Village Recording Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The track “Touched by an Angel”
The track “Touched by an Angel”…
The album closes out with what I have to say is my ultimate favorite on this album, “Touched by an Angel.” The 6-1/2-minute conversation between the two instruments here can only be described as divine. Just gorgeous in every way. Ahhhh. Pure, infinite bliss.Dyan Garris, New Age CD
About Trine Opsahl
Trine Opsahl (b. 1965) is a Danish composer, harpist and therapeutic harp player living in Denmark, Europe.
Trine Opsahl has released three solo harp albums and three harp/cello duo albums with her daughter – cellist, composer and Josefine Opsahl.
Trine Opsahl’s music has a Nordic-Celtic folk tone and is known for its soothing, meditative, calm and etheric qualities.
Trine Opsahl’s music has been awarded a ROUNDGLASS MUSIC AWARD FOR A BETTER WORLD 2018. She has received 3 silver medals from Global Music Awards – 2 of them for duo albums with Josefine Opsahl – and has been nominated for a number of Zone Music Reporter awards in the USA.
A pioneer of harp therapy in Denmark, who has been featured on national television in Denmark and in magazine articles, Trine works as a therapeutic harp player in two hospices. She is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner (CTHP), trained and certified by the International Harp Therapy Program. She has played her soothing music for thousands of dying people and their relatives.
About Josefine Opsahl
Josefine Opsahl (b. 1992) is a remarkable artist and composer that connects music, art, performance and spaces in her works and ideas. She extends her classical training within music, knowledge of its history, perception of art and self into different new medias of expression.
With a liberating openness to sounds, genre, the cello and the use of electronics Josefine’s works unfold in the tension between tradition and renewal, expertise and intuition, the score and the improvised in a search for where musical expression, art, society and we ourselves are headed as beings and creators.
She has received a number of prizes for her work – latest the Wilhelm Hansen Foundation‘s Scholarship of honour 2020, the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2021 and Odd Fellow Logen’s Scholarship 2021.
Being a conscious, contemporary musician she writes, curates, improvises and performs equally and extends her musical worlds through collaborations with other artists, curators, festivals and spaces beyond the grid of genres and expressions. This has resulted in commissions for museums, galleries and festivals such as Festival Música Estranha (BR), DEIÀ International Music Festival (ES), Intonal Festival (SE), The National Gallery of Denmark, Golden Days Festival, Thorvaldens Museum, and the UTZON Centre (DK).
Her works has been performed throughout Europa, in China, Brazil and Argentina accompanying HM The Queen of Denmark alongside the Royal Danish Ballet and KOTTOS Quartet and her album releases have received rave reviews and awards, recently the Round Glass Music Award (US) and the Danish Radio P2’s Listeners’ Prize.
Josefine Opsahl has given lectures in Shanghai, at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The University of Copenhagen. She studied classical and contemporary cello playing at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (DK) and Northwestern University (IL, USA) and holds an Advanced Postgraduate Soloist degree within Contemporary Creative Art.
Trine Opsahl’s music has won a number of awards, most notably the Round Glass Music Award for a Better World in 2018 for the track “Drifting on Silky Clouds” together with cellist Josefine Opsahl.
The Infinite Between Us by Josefine & Trine Opsahl is a work of art that transcends beauty as it pulls back the layers of perception, and allows us to swim within the waters of some of the most beautiful acoustic music I have heard for many years. The Infinite Between Us by Josefine & Trine Opsahl is exactly what truly good instrumental music should be all about.Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
Akin to watching two superb ballet dancers pirouette in unison, listening to The Infinite between Us from harpist Trine Opsahl and her daughter, cellist Josefine Opsahl is a truly wondrous event. These acoustic instrumentals can be enjoyed either in the background for relaxation or listened to intently in a quiet environment. The latter will reveal melodies that are surprisingly intricate while retaining sincere warmth. Bravo, Trine and Josefine!”Bill Binkelman, Retailing Insight magazine
I don’t remember having this feeling ever that I feel to keep it to myself after hearing music – it feels so precious that you just want to lose yourself in it and shut down the whole outer conversation. It is truly a gentle gift!Vivek Kumar, New Music Alert
The Infinite Between Us has an innate soothing quality to all the tracks. The blending of sounds and styles are seamless and the energy boundless throughout the work. Trine and Josefine are virtuosi of the contemporary/classical/Celtic crossover styles that satiates the needs of a listener, mind, body, and spirit. Trine Opsahl is an award winning harp therapist and a palliative harp player in Denmark. She has released three solo albums to date and now three collaborative albums with her daughter. Josefine Opsahl is an award winning cellist, composer, and performer. Through engaging performance art, her music is heard worldwide. I highly recommend this album for its attention to detail and comforting experience.R J Lannan, Artisan Music Reviews
I give Trine and Josefine a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 for this deeply enjoyable album.Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews