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SLÁTUR International New Music Festival

SLÁTUR International New Music Festival takes place for the third time between the 28th of September and 3rd of October. The Festival consists of 7 events, most of them in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum and the concert series Jaðarber which takes place in Hafnarhús.

Performers from abroad; Vortex Project from Austria/Slovenia and Cristopher Schiller from Switzerland. Many new obtrusive compositions will also be performed by Icelandic performers, as in FagVerk, Fengjastrútur. A couple of recently built robots will also have their event on the festival.

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 28. September at 8 p.m. - CONCERT
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

FagVerk is the duo of Frank Aarnink, percussionist, and Snorri Heimisson, bassoonist. The duo performs new and obtrusive compositions by Icelandic and International composers.

Free entrance.


Thursday 29. September at 8. p.m. - CONCERT
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

Automatic instruments perform new and obtrusive music. On the program are compositions by Áki Ásgeirsson, Erla Axelsdóttir and Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson.

Free entrance.


Friday 30. September kl. 12:15 - LECTURE 
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

Bernhard Gál and Belma Beslic-Gál from Vortex Project lecture about their use of intermedia in their works.

 

Free entrance.


Friday 30. September at 8 .p.m. - CONCERT
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

Fengjastrútur performs new and obtrusive compositions by icelandic and International composers. On the programs are works by Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Páll Ivan from Eiðar and Hallvarður Ásgeirsson.
Performers of Fengjastrútur are Gunnar Grímsson, Bára Sigurjónsdóttir, Laufey Haraldsdóttir, Lárus H. Grímsson and others...

Free entrance.


Saturday 1. October at 9.p.m. - CONCERT
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

Slovenian-austrian duet Vortex Project, made of Belma Beslic-Gál and Bernhard Gál perform their own work. Their music is a combination of live instrumental performance and electronic, additional to their music performance they use video. More information on http://www.bernhardgal.com/vortex.html

Free entrance.


Sunday 2. October at 3 p.m. - CONCERT 
Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík

A performance of the work Sterngucker (or Stargazer) by Bernhard Gál. The work will be performed in the inflated "Stjörnuver" (see: http://www.natturumyndir.com). The work is a electronic and visual work for that sort of 'Planetarium'. Only this one performance. For further information on the piece: http://www.bernhardgal.com/sterngucker.html

Free entrance.


Monday 3. October at 9 p.m. - CONCERT 
Nýlenduvöruverzlun Hemma og Valda, Laugavegur 21, Reykjavík.

The Swiss improviser and Spinet-player Christoph Schiller performs alone and in collaboration with Icelandic performers.

Free entrance.

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FagVerk
FagVerk is a new duo entering the Icelandic contemporary music scene. The duo has existed for some time, but up until now they have not yet had any rehearsals nor performed any concerts.
On their premiere concert in Hafnarhús september 28 Snorri Heimisson, bassoon, and Frank Aarnink, percussion will play a program consisting of newer and newly written artistically obtrusive music. FagVerk will premiere pieces by Páll Ivan Pálsson, Jesper Pedersen, Jeppe Virenfeldt Ernst, Erla Axelsdóttir among others written specifically for Snorri and Frank.

Fengjastrútur
Fengjastrútur is an ensemble that focuses on performing pieces that aim to redefine musical performance. For that reason the group members play on their usual instruments and other instruments as well, and they're ready for physical challange and dramatic variations if needed. The group specializes in being versatile and flexible, everyone strives to adapt to the specific performance practice that the pieces ask for. The group contains 8 multi-instrumentalists who all have in common that they have worked in more than one genre of music (even two, three, four) and brings the best of this diverse experience to deliver unique compositional ideas.




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