June 2009

The new piece for mixed choir, Elsku Borga mín, will be premiered in Skálholt on Thursday July 16 by Hljómeyki vocal ensemble.

I will start a new collaboration with Cinnober Theater in Göteborg this autumn and will give news of that in due time. This will presumably take much of my time next winter.

Staffan Mårtensson will perform Is Anybody There? with the Stuttgart Kammerensemble led by Gudni Emilsson on September 9.  This will be on the opening concert of a chamber music season in Épinal, close to Strasbourg.

As announced, Orgoras Speaks, for two clarinets and six instruments was premiered at the WDR on February 28 with the marvellous Zelinsky-Smeyers duet and the Caput ensemble.  This piece will eventually give rise to two new versions: Quite soon a clarinet duet should be ready and eventually a longer version with orchestra could come about.