Reykjavik Arts Festival 2014: Kolbeinn Bjarnason - ...it remaineth on the ground no more, Hafarhus, Wednesday 28 May 8 p.m.
Kolbeinn Bjarnason plays two pieces for bass-flute and electronics – Flux by Hugi Guðmundsson and Merula by Irish composer Simon Mawhinney.
Both pieces were written for Kolbeinn, Flux was premiered in Denmark in 2011 and Merula in Belfast in 2012. Neither of the pieces have been performed in Iceland. Hugi and Kolbeinn have worked together for years and Flux is the third project that Hugi writes on Kolbeinn’s request. Kolbeinn worked for four years on the creation of Merula with Irish composer Simon Mawhinney. This is a very complex piece and probably the most extensive ever written for bass-flute. The work is largely based on birdsongs. Recordings of songs by blackbirds and mistle thrushes were used for precision, and form the base of the electronics and the live performance.
The audience will be surrounded by speakers and will experience a unique sound world.
The sound management is in the hands of an electronic musician Christopher Haworth and composer Simon Mawhinney.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission is 3.000 kr. Tickets are sold at midi.is website.
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