Tron Syversen has given us one of the finest compositions of all time in his album “A New Spring”, which he rightly calls “Music for Relaxation and Wellbeing”. As a blessed coincidence, I happened to listen to this album while enjoying some of the best scenes and sounds of Nature during springtime. Therefore, I found the setting and the music complement each other in driving the intended effect in the deepest core of my being. After having listened to the tracks, I have many reasons to say that “A New Spring”, is certainly one of the representative members of ‘Inspired Music.”
Nature has always remained youthful down the times immemorial. This is because Nature is seen constantly at work. During every spring, it renews its looks and recharges its creative energies making a fresh start. Therefore, ‘spring’ is a symbol of resurgence, hope, and a fresh beginning. When life seems to have given us up and hopelessness overtakes our gallops, the incredible sight of the spring’s fresh blossoms tells us, “All is not over and you can always start over once again”.
Through this album, the author takes the audience on a virtual journey. Norway is one of the best places to enjoy some incredible sights of nature during spring. The meticulously accomplished melodies of the album transport the listeners to this distant land to visualize the rebirth of nature. The effect the creator is able to achieve in the audience through these tracks is something magical and enduring.
Helene Edler, the co-producer’s angelic voice has best suited the theme and genre of the album. The scrupulous selection of instruments including violin, electronic violin, guitar, cello, flute, English horn, bass, soprano saxophone, keyboard, and piano has ably contributed to the success of the album.
‘A New Spring’ was produced fairly over a long period of a decade and a half. It all started in 2007 and many of the album’s melodies were created at the author’s seaside cabin located amidst the best scenes of nature including a marvelous hillside, stunning Oslo fjord, and the forest stretching far and wide.
Tron Syversen has always admired spring coming to life with a burst of green inviting the birds returning at the end of their migratory escape. Combined with the peaceful sounds of the nearby spring waters, the author found the perfect setting to unleash the power of his creativity. The result has been almost magical in giving his audience one of the masterpieces of his creative journey.
1. Dancing Butterflies (6:59)
The opening opus starts with a brisk note and the tempo is sustained all through. A happy and joyful mood permeates the entire track. The charming tunes and vocals work together to reproduce scenes of colorful butterflies fluttering their wings over colorful blossoms. The first track prepares the audience for a bounteous treat that will follow.
2. Melting Snow (5:42)
At the end of the winter, the long spell of the biting cold is over and the warm rays of the sun begin to embrace the earth’s crust resulting in a resurgence all around. The melting snow indicates that the tough times are over and the world is heading towards happy times. The second opus helps reveal the hope that will eventually blossom forth from within the heart.
3. Blossom of the Heart (7:21)
“Blossoming” is also the process of becoming. It is the result of the strenuous creative process that has preceded the flowering. Finally, when the hard toils have started giving the much-awaited result, a surge of hope takes over triggering cheerful spirits. The third track is dominated by a wave of joy and the listener’s head and heart sway in harmony with the composer’s tunes.
4. Surrender (5:27)
The fourth opus of the album is an exceptional kind of track in terms of its theme and rendering. ‘Surrender’ was composed for a poem and the author says it was accomplished during the same time when the poem was being read. The experience is almost completely immersive in leading the audience to a destination that is worthy of trust and surrender.
5. February (6:18)
The fifth opus titled after the month of February is dedicated to Tron Syversen’s mother who is 97 years old. February is the month of her birthday and in dedicating this track to his mother, the composer has infused the elements of love, gratitude, and appreciation in this track that never fails to inspire the listener with the same sentiments.
6. Magic Waves (6:08)
The tunes in the track ‘Magic Waves’ are magical too. The music of this album mimics the tempo of silent waves and cradles the listeners giving them some respite. The sounds from different instruments and vocals fuse harmoniously invading the listener’s heart effortlessly and infecting it with a bust of joy.
7. Evening Breeze (7:16)
The penultimate track is titled ‘Evening Breeze’, which is one of the best experiences to expect during springtime. Following a hot day, the evening breeze cools up the atmosphere comforting and cajoling the body, mind, and soul. During an involved listening, this track is sure to lift your spirits and infuse hopes into your perception.
8. True Love (6:32)
Love is the mighty energy that sustains our lives. But for love, life is meaningless and hard to appreciate. The final opus is rightly named after love in suggesting the result the author intends to produce in the listeners through his music. The crown jewel of the album, ‘True Love’ feels like an emancipating experience that leaves the listeners with a sense of fulfillment too.
Music that is not born out of the experience is just a conglomeration of sounds with the spirit miserably missing. Tron Syversen is one of the best creators in music who has conveyed his experiences with nature through the vehicle of melodies. In this way, the effect the album produces is the audience is truly infectious in facilitating a visual experience through meticulously harmonized sounds.