Art & Space II
The Icelandic Flute Ensamble and Duo Harpverk
National Gallery of Iceland
May 26 20:00
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The Icelandic Flute Ensamble and the Duo Harpverk will combine their unusual soundscapes for this concert which will examine various aspects of the instruments and the combinations they offer.
A. Liadov : Muzikalnaya tabakerka Op . 32 for flute ensamble , harp , and glockenspiel, (Icelandic premiere)
James Romig: Dorsia2
Barbara Kaszuba : Leirhnjúkur for flute ensemble, premiere
Tan Dun : In Distance for piccolo – flute, harp and bass drum
Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson : A new piece for flute ensemble premiere.
Jesper Pedersen : A new piece for flute ensemble, harp and percussion, premiere.
Danish composer Jesper Pedersen , who works in Iceland, will unveil his brand new works for the twelve flutists and Duo Harpverk, where inspiration is sought from breathing, the unconscious, effortless and constant foundation of life.
Works by Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson will also be heard for the first time. Gunnar Andreas was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards in 2013 for Music Composition of the Year in classical and contemporary music. Earlier this year The Times (UK) described him as a fresh and unrestricted composer.
The piece by Barbara Kaszuba is composed especially for the Icelandic Flute Ensemble concert at Ásmundasafn. Barbara will work with monochrome or colour monotonous scales, much like she has been immersed in for the past years. Before, Barbara has sought inspiration in Iceland’s geothermal nature and her composition for solo flute is therefore called Geysir.
Members of the Icelandic Flute Ensamble:
Björn Davíð Kristjánsson
Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir
Karen Erla Karólínudóttir
Kristrún Helga Björnsdóttir
Pamela De Sensi
Members of Duo Harpverk: