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and burn like the bird into eternity...
for bass flute and electronics
The piece and burn like the bird into eternity… for bass flute and electronics was released in 2021 as part of Berglind María Tómasdóttir's solo flute album, Ethereality. The piece was written for Berglind María in 2018. The album was chosen as Album of the Year in the category Contemporary and Classical Music at the Icelandic Music Awards.
Recording, mixing and mastering for the album was done by Bergur Þórisson. Recordings took place in Akranes Lighthouse, Skipholt 31 and Laugarásvegur 23, Reykjavík. Graphic design is by Júlía Runólfsdóttir and digital distribution is through INNI.
More information about the album can be found on Tómasdóttir's website:
The score was published by Tetractys Publishing in 2018 and it is possible to purchase a copy of the score through their website: https://www.tetractys.co.uk/photo_16270676.html
The published score won an award in the NFA's Newly Published Music Competition in the category Flute & Electronics.
Undir Aski Yggdrasils
for Lokkur and electronics
The piece Undir Aski Yggdrasils was written for Berglind María Tómasdóttir in 2018 and later released as part of her album Music for Lokkur. The album is a part of The Lokkur Project which includes the CD released by Backlash Music, the book Duet published by Sæmundur, and a cassette.
Lokkur is an invented historical instrument created by Tómasdóttir and can be described as a hybrid of the Icelandic musical instrument Langspil and a spinning wheel.
Undir Aski Yggdrasils explores the fictional story attached to the instrument. More information about the story behind the piece can be found in the book Duet.
The cassette features reworks by various composers, all working with the sounds of Lokkur and Hrokkur, an instrument that is the predecessor of Lokkur. This includes the piece Between the Branches by Lilja María.
A Glimpse of an Open Heart
for violin, chamber organ and string quartet
A Glimpse of an Open Heart was written for Daniel Pioro and Katherine Tinker.
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