At present, Ainur rank among the most important authors of Tolkien-inspired musical productions, as their CDs are aimed at transposing J. R. R. Tolkien’s work, The Silmarillion, into music. After their first two works, “From Ancient Times” (2006) and “Children of Hùrin” (2007), both produced by Beppe Crovella and Electromantic Music, here comes “Lay of Leithian”. The CD will be wholly devoted to one of th greatest epics by J. R. R. Tolkine, written entirely in verse form and unfortunately never completed: The tale of Beren and Luthien. The composers, Luca and Marco Catalano, Gianluca Castelli, Alessandro Armuschio, Simoe Del Savio, Vilma Collo ed Elena Richetta always adopt an orchestra-like approahc, with the juxtaposition of classical instrument and moder electrical instruments, touching on various genres and different musical sonorities n order to re-create the whole mythology and cosmogony of J. R. R. Tolkien. Over time, in addition to the permanent line-up of 19 members, Ainur’s CDs have featured several guest performes such as the Orchesta I Musici di San Carlo conducted by Edoardo Narbona; Alessandro Cammilli from the Teatro Regio of Turin, Alan Brunetta, Ferdinando Catalano and many others. Ainur like to describe their work as a concept work, a series of concept albums forming one great project devoted to The Silmarillion.
Gli Ainur sono attualmente una delle più importanti realtà musicali del panorama tolkieniano mondiale: i loro dischi infatti sono incentrati sulla trasposizione musicale de “Il Silmarillion” di J.R.R.Tolkien.
Dopo i primi due lavori, From Ancient Times (2006) e Children of H