Listasafn Islands

Frum contemporary music festival. Kjarvalsstaðir – Thursday 9 June at 8 p.m.

Frum is an annual contemporary music festival aiming at introducing masterpieces of contemporary music literature in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum.

Jonathan Harvey: The Riot (1993) for flute/piccolo, bass-clarinet and piano
Richard Barrett: Inward (1994-95) for flute and percussion
Peter Maxwell Davies: Hymnos (1967)for clarinet and piano
Georges Aperghis: Fidélité (1982) for solo harp

Adapter is Kristjana Helgadóttir flute, Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir harp,
Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson clarinet, Matthias Engler percussion og Marc Tritschler piano.

Admission: 2000 kr. /1500 kr. For students and senior citizes.

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Adapter is a German-Icelandic ensemble for contemporary music based in Berlin. It works with experimental chamber music in small settings. Next to combinations of the five core instruments (flute, clarinet, harp, piano and percussion) the ensemble is occasionally enlarged by other instrumentalists.

A large part of the ensemble´s work is dedicated to regular and close collaborations with young composers from all over the world. Additionally Adapter aims to promote a selected repertoire of contemporary music literature „classics“. The ensemble appears in various contexts – such as concerts, theatre, dance or video performances.

But regardless of each project´s nature, the intensive reflection of the artistic content is the group's priority. Adapter is the co-organizer of the concert series “Klangnetz” in Berlin, collaborating with a collective of young composers. Also the festival for contemporary music „Frum-“ in Reykjavík belongs to the ensemble´s regular activities.

Apart from its own projects the group also appears in concert series and festivals throughout Europe - so far in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, Iceland and Finland. The ensemble has appeared at renowned festivals like Ultraschall, Maerzmusik, Myrkir Músíkdagar and Crossing Border.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.13.2015