2013 was very eventful with many wonderful new collaborations, beautiful musical connections and events.
I am very much looking forward to new musical adventures in 2014. Some of the upcoming events in the coming few months include; a premiere of Trajectories, for piano, fixed electronics & video projection, at the Reykjavik Center for Visual Music on January 30th; the Iceland premiere of Ró, for chamber ensemble, written for and performed by CAPUT at Dark Music Days on January 31st; a performance of Hidden, for percussionist on grand piano, on February 7th performed by Justin DeHart at ARTShareLA at Wasteland's inaugural concert; performance by ICE at the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players' festival on April 25th and US premiere of In the Light of Air, a new piece written for ICE, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC among many other performances and events.
Then later in the year there will be a new portrait CD release with recordings of selected pieces performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, CAPUT Ensemble and Nordic Effect, among other performers!
As for current compositions in progress I am in the final stages of working on the new piece for ICE, as well as working on a new piece for chamber orchestra for the Norwegian BIT20 ensemble that will be premiered in the fall conducted by their artistic director and main conductor Baldur Brönnimann.
I am also starting to work on an opera which will be premiered in the fall of 2015 at the Ultima Festival in Oslo with following performances in other venues and places. This is a very exciting project involving artist from around the Nordic countries. It will truly be an adventure working on this piece as the project takes us, involved, on journeys to Greenland and other places for workshops and collaborations with artist from various genres in art. It is collaborations like these that makes art grow beyond boundaries and is an immensely valuable and productive way to make large projects come true. Click here for more information about the Far North opera project.
Have a wonderful 2014 with nourishing events, connections and happy adventures.
Here is a short glimpse into the merger of 2013/2014 at the new years in the Reykjavik suburbs.