Irina Muresanu writes of this release: “It all started when I tackled Mark O’Connor’s “Cricket Dance.” It is a short, straightforward tune that requires the skills of an intermediate player, and yet it took me an absurdly long time to learn. To put things in context: I was capable of learning whole violin concertos in a matter of weeks, so why was the O’Connor piece so hard to get under my fingers? Could it have been because it was written in a musical style completely different than my classical training? And if so, how many more different languages were there outside of the traditional/standard repertoire? With this idea, I started my exploration of works reflecting the ways the violin (including its ancestors and relatives) is employed in musical settings worldwide. What resulted is Four Strings Around the World, a celebration of diverse cultures refracted through the unifying voice of solo violin, a project which immersed me in sounds and colors I didn’t even realize could be produced by my own instrument…”
"Night Flower" is a beautiful compilation which represents Irina's collaborative work with musicians all over the World. Seb Taylor (AlephZero/Interchill) and Graham Wood (Tip Records) from UK, Toires from France, Steve Schroyder (Tangerine Dream/SSO) from Germany, as well as Raven (Waterjuice) from Canada, B.Cochran (Hands Upon Black Earth), B.Smiley, D.Battenfield (Aquila) from USA. It's like brightly colored veils slowly swirling in warmevening winds, heavy with the scents of faraway caravans. Irina's music is analogue fusion of worlds in exploration spinning waves of intonation into digital envelopes, postmarks seal destinationin ethnic refuge, time stands still. Timelessness in her every note, the vibesthat bind you to her spell is poetry in unison with the soul.