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Bára and Gunnar Andreas

Noon Concert at Dark Music Days Festival

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Date Location Price
28 Jan 2022 » 12:15 » Friday Norðurljós | Harpa
  • Program

    Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson Flekar
    Bára Gísladóttir VAPE

  • Conductor

    Ville Matvejeff

Bára Gísladóttir has drawn considerable attention in recent years for her innovative compositions and has received numerous awards, including a three-year composition stipend from the Danish government. The idea for VAPE originated in the sarin gas attack five men perpetrated in the Tokyo underground train system in 1995. The orchestra is divided into five groups. Since its premiere in 2016, the work has travelled far and wide, including a performance at the opening festival of the famous Darmstadt festival in Germany. 

Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson has been praised widely for his album Moonbow, recently released by Sono Luminus in the US. This concert features his work Flekar, which the composer says is “constructed from tonal masses that meet or overlap like tectonic plates, generating friction and tension.” Flekar, which dates from 2019, was written for the Icelandic Young People’s Orchestra at the request of the group’s conductor, Gunnsteinn Ólafsson. This performance is the first since the composer revised the work and expanded it for full symphony orchestra.

A noontime concert with recent Icelandic orchestral works being performed for the first time by the Iceland Symphony.