Aeriality (2011) will receive its US premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on March 4th, performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov. Also on the program is a new piece (2013) by Icelandic composer, and a friend, Hlynur A. Vilmarsson, which will receive its US premiere as well. Hlynur’s music tends to have rhythmic qualities and he has e.g. worked with computer animated graphic scores as well as with more "traditionally" notated scores – it will be exciting to hear the new piece!
The concert is a part of the Nordic Cool Festival and will also feature pieces by Grieg and Sibelius – it starts at 7:30PM. See here for more information about the concert.
The ISO will be performing the same program in Reykjavik, Iceland, on February 26th, at 7:30PM, in Harpa Concert- and Conference Center. See here for more information about the concert in Reykjavik.
The day after the orchestra concert in Washington, on March 5th at 6:00PM, the Iceland based Duo Harpverk will be premiering Tactility (2012), for percussion and harp, and a selection of other new pieces, on their concert at same festival. See here for more info about their concert.
I am very much looking forward to going to Washington for these concerts! And then I’ll be on my way to NYC for a workshop with ICE – but more on that later :)