21 May — 5 June 2016
Art & Space II

Art & Space II


The Icelandic Flute Ensamble and Duo Harpverk

National Gallery of Iceland
May 26 20:00

Price: 3.000 ISK.


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:


Áshildur Haraldsdóttir

Berglind Stefánsdóttir

Björn Davíð Kristjánsson

Dagný Marinósdóttir

Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir

Karen Erla Karólínudóttir

Kristrún Helga Björnsdóttir

Magnea Árnadóttir

Margrét Stefánsdóttir

Maria Cederborg

Pamela De Sensi

Petrea Óskarsdóttir


Members of Duo Harpverk:

Frank Aarnink

Katie Buckley