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Albums by Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra

1
Departure Departure 0:53    
Album only
Track length:0:53
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318201
2
Changing Song Changing Song 5:21    
Album only
Track length:5:21
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318202
3
Flying Thing Flying Thing 4:57    
Album only
Track length:4:57
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318203
4
Horizontal Song Horizontal Song 4:56    
Album only
Track length:4:56
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318204
5
Moving Carpet Moving Carpet 5:21    
Album only
Track length:5:21
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318205
6
Taraf Taraf 6:18    
Album only
Track length:6:18
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318206
7
Shaded Place Shaded Place 4:38    
Album only
Track length:4:38
Artist: Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Magnetic North Orchestra
Jon Balke
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318207
8
Present Position Present Position 5:36    
Album only
Track length:5:36
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318208
9
Solarized Solarized 6:41    
Album only
Track length:6:41
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318209
10
Dark and Slow Dark and Slow 5:36    
Album only
Track length:5:36
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318210
11
In Degrees In Degrees 1:31    
Album only
Track length:1:31
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318211
12
Curve Curve 7:52    
Album only
Track length:7:52
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318301
13
Circular Circular 4:06    
Album only
Track length:4:06
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318302
14
Vertical Vertical 1:31    
Album only
Track length:1:31
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318303
15
Encoded Encoded 3:44    
Album only
Track length:3:44
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318304
16
Elusive Song Elusive Song 3:55    
Album only
Track length:3:55
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra, Jon Balke & Cikada String Quartet
Performer: Cikada String Quartet
Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318305
17
In Vitro In Vitro 4:12    
Album only
Track length:4:12
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318306
18
Plica Plica 2:49    
Album only
Track length:2:49
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318307
19
Zygotos Zygotos 4:34    
Album only
Track length:4:34
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318308
20
Karyon Karyon 3:06    
Album only
Track length:3:06
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318309
21
Mutatio Mutatio 4:53    
Album only
Track length:4:53
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318310
22
Katabolic Katabolic 5:06    
Album only
Track length:5:06
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318311
23
Kyanos Kyanos 3:44    
Album only
Track length:3:44
Artist: Magnetic North Orchestra & Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke
Magnetic North Orchestra
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB339318312

;agnificent album Jon Balkes wonderful music with the Magnetic North Ensemble.

Magnetic North Orchestra
Per Jørgensen trumpet, vocals
Fredrik Lundin bass flute, saxophones
Jon Balke piano and keyboards
Bjarte Eike violin
Peter Spissky violin
Thomas Pitt bass violin
Helge Andreas Norbakken percussion
Ingar Zach percussion

 

2012 ECM

About Jon Balke & Magnetic North Orchestra:

The first, sprawling edition of Magnetic North combined a large percussion group, a string quartet and a jazz sextet, “to explore the palette of sound and possibilities that this instrumentation could give.” Since then, an eight-piece nucleus has been Balke’s preferred touring model, but the smaller units have retained much of the sound-colour and timbral potential of the original group while operating with increasingly subtlety, as the leader continues to explore “the balance between polyphonic writing and improvisation.”

In July 2001, in Copenhagen, Balke again had an opportunity to direct a very large ensemble: Grand Magnetic, as he called it, augmented Magnetic North with a 14-piece string group. In this context Balke met Bjarte Eike, Peter Spissky and Thomas Pitt who were section leaders within the ensemble: “After that, I started sketching, working out how to integrate the composed playing inside the ongoing improvised playing, and let the two elements feed each oth...