My third music-theatre production in collaboration with Cinnober Teater in Gothenburg (www.cinnoberteater.com) has been programmed in Gothenburg on September 10. The subject this time comes from Njals saga, the greatest of the mideval Icelandic sagas, through the text of Ludvig Uhlbors. Stage direction will be in the hands of Svante Aulis Löwenborg and scenography will be made by Tormod Lindgren. There will be guest performances in Oslo and Reykjavik, but dates have yet to be established.
This work is written for four male actors, an acting sound conductor and electronics. The composition is under way, hard but extremely enjoyable work.
The idea to do the piece dates some years back and the first work on it was done quite some time ago but in the past months it has taken all of my time.
As I already announced my new violin solo Idioclick was premiered November 25 by Sif Tulinius and I hope to make some sound samples of it available soon.
For the sake of entertainment I thought I might present here the link to the performance on Icelandic television of a fugue I composed on the theme of a popular Icelandic hit (by Ragnhildur Gisladottir). The pianist is the brilliant Vikingur Olafsson, the same as premiered my concerto in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItlH0PREv2Q
A video from my 2012 profile concert has been made available on YouTube. It features Áshildur Haraldsdóttir and Benda percussion trio performing Donec Vesper II, a piece originally from the distant 1996. I believe the volume has to be turned up for a better timbral definition. Here is the link: