Greenland expedition # one

Just got back from a very inspirational field trip to Greenland with a group of great artists and producers for a theatre project that we are starting to work on, I am very excited to share some more information about this soon!

This was truly an inspirational journey - for the first few days we stayed in Oqaatsut, a settlement of approximately 50 people, and then for a few days in Nuuk. The grand sensations from the dramatic landscapes are still flowing through my veins and I am very much looking forward to seeing how the project unfolds.

Otherwise I am continuing working on the concert-length piece for the fabulous NY based ICE which will be premiered next spring, as well as working on a piece for electronics and piano for the festival Reykjavik Center for Visual Music, and working on a piece for chamber orchestra for the fantastic Norwegian BIT20 ensemble.


Recording session with Nordic Affect & Duo Harpverk concert

Just had a great recording session with Nordic Affect today in Reykjavik recording Shades of Silence. The piece will be featured on their album that will be out in 2014. 

Duo Harpverk will be performing Tactility on June 10th in a small space at the Reykjavik Art Museum. The concert starts at 8PM and will feature the program they performed at the Nordic Cool festival in Washington last March, plus one new piece. If you happen to be in Reykjavik I definitely recommend checking it out!

Miller Theatre announces next season's events


Miller Theatre has announced their 2013/14 season, and I am very excited to be featured in the Composer Portraits series as the Either/Or Ensemble will be giving a concert of my music at the Theatre on December 5th.

I am very much looking forward to working with Richard Carrick, David Shively and the rest of the Either/Or Ensemble next winter in NYC.

See here for more information about the concert, and here for the entire portraits.

Kraumur Music Fund

I am extremely grateful for a generous grant from the Icelandic Kraumur Music Fund. The grant is awarded to prepare, release and promote a new portrait album. This is very exciting and now we have started to plan the second portrait release!

The new portrait album will feature recordings performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Icelandic CAPUT Ensemble and other performers TBA.

Needless to say I am very excited and enjoying the preparation for recordings and all other aspects of the release.

More news about the release soon!

Next up - Tectonics in Reykjavik

The workshop week with ICE was fantastic in early March and I am very much looking forward to our premiere next winter in NYC!
Here are some pics from the workshop.

Next up is Tectonics in Reykjavik in mid April and I am very much looking forward to being back in Iceland and to attending the festival.

into - Second Self, for brass & percussion, will be premiered on the festival on April 19th at 8:30PM in Eldborg hall in Harpa by members of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov.
The festival takes place between April 18th and 20th and there is a lot of interesting music on the program! Here is a link to this year's program.

Dark Music Days

It’s that time of year! – Dark Music Days start on January 31st in Reykjavik. The festival brings 4 days of contemporary music and is always such a treat. I definitely recommend checking out the program, and if you are in Iceland, then going to see some concerts! Here you can see this year’s full program.

Shades of Silence will be premiered on the festival by Nordic Affect on Saturday February 2nd at 3PM in Kaldalón hall in Harpa. Nordic Affect Ensemble has premiered a number of pieces as they have commissioned composers to write new music for their setup of baroque instruments. Shades of Silence is written for Nordic Affect for violin, viola, cello & harpsichord. Their concert will feature four new pieces.

Happy Dark Music Days to Reykjavik!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve entered the new year with happiness and passion.

I am thankful for the adventures of 2012 and very much looking forward to new adventures in 2013.

I recently finished writing two pieces, Shades of Silence for Nordic Affect, and Tactility for Duo Harpverk – these pieces will be premiered in February and March.

Current projects include a piece for the CAPUT Ensemble which they will be premiering on their tour in China in May, and a large piece for ICE which will be premiered in NY next fall.

I wish you a lot of exciting music in 2013!