The album is released by innova recordings and features 3 pieces for orchestra and chamber orchestra. On sunday, may 27 at 4 pm, national sawdust features a selection of works played by ice which center on her unorthodox use of the piano. Anna thorvaldsdottirs scape performed by pianist cory. This performance is hosted by the international contemporary ensemble ice, one of national sawdusts 20172018 artistsinresidence. The philharmonic has presented chamber works by anna at national sawdust on their contact. Her tenure with the orchestra began in january 2018, and takes over the position from composer and conductor daniel bjarnason, who has held it for the past three years. Winner of a 2015 cmaascap award for adventurous programming, eitheror offers a selection of works that explores the commonalities and distinctions between a wide range of composers. The iceland symphony orchestra has named anna thorvaldsdottir as its next composerinresidence. Jan 23, 2016 about a year ago i was awestruck hearing anne thorvaldsdottirs album aerial.
Anna thorvaldsdottir composer works music sales classical. She takes inspiration from natural phenomena or landscapes for many of her pieces, beautiful in the complexity of detail and the compelling quality of their large formal structures. Thorvaldsdottir, a aequilibria fields illumine reflections scape sequences spectra aequa international contemporary ensemble dorian sono luminus dsl92227. Merely saying that it represents nature does not express the depth of her compositional process. Anna thorvaldsdottir biography deutsche grammophon. Anna thorvaldsdottirs atmospheric, moody compositions reflect icelands marine environment, its light, its pure, crisp air, its volcanic fire, and its wintry ice. In the light of air is a composition of four movements luminance, serenity. Includes unlimited streaming via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality download in mp3, flac and more. In the light of air, an album by anna thorvaldsdottir, international contemporary ensemble on spotify. Innova is based out of st paul, minnesota, and they specialize in the music of innovative contemporary composers. Icelandic composer anna thorvaldsdottirs music is immersive. Anna thorvaldsdottirs music is powerful and visceral.
Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Her music can be found on 8 cd releases of which three, including the present disc, are devoted entirely to her works. Her passion for working with large sound worlds, that often reveal the presence. In the light of air is a composition of four movements luminance, serenity, existence. Our sponsor for this episode is innova recordings, founded in 1982 by what is now the american composers forum. Anna thorvaldsdottir in the light of air ambientblog. All glissandos should be playedsung throughout the duration of the note value it is written by. Available at bandcamp buy from amazon download on itunes. Anna thorvaldsdottir interview 4 minute version on vimeo. Ice functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and new strategies for audience engagement. She takes inspiration from natural phenomena or landscapes for many of her pieces, beautiful in the complexity of detail and the compelling quality of. Inspired by landscapes, nature, and flowing, sustained sounds, it transports a listener to the vast.
Anna thorvaldsdottir s atmospheric, moody compositions reflect icelands marine environment, its light, its pure, crisp air, its volcanic fire, and its wintry ice. This weeks meet the composer bonus track is a world premiere recording of anna thorvaldsdottirs piano work scape. The icelandic composer anna thorvaldsdottir, searching for beauty amid brokenness anna thorvaldsdottir, an icelandic composer, was recently named the new york philharmonic kravis emerging composer. Transitions for solo viola, originally cello violist and. The international contemporary ensemble ice, described by the new york times as one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music, is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. Anna thorvaldsdottir aequilibria 2014 international. Join facebook to connect with anna maria thorvaldsdottir and others you may know. Anna thorvaldsdottir, haukur tomasson, maria huld markan sigfusdottir, pall ragnar palsson performer. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere. Ice in iceland, music of anna thorvaldsdottir new music buff.
Instrumental, chamber music thorvaldsdottir, a in the light of air transitions international contemporary ensemble dorian sono luminus dsl92192. May 27, 2018 this performance is hosted by the international contemporary ensemble ice, one of national sawdusts 20172018 artistsinresidence. Many composers are inspired by the natural world, but what makes thorvaldsdottirs works unique is her imaginative rendering of natureher ability to create the affect of tangible, physical landscapes through sound. The other two discs devoted to her music can be found on deutsche grammaphon and, now only available as a digital download, a disc originally released on. Anna thorvaldsdottir albums, pictures naxos classical. Anna thorvaldsdottir aequilibria 2014 international contemporary ensemble feat.
The icelandic composer anna thorvaldsdottir, searching for. Anna thorvaldsdottir, in the light of air with flashes of lyricism, a young composer excels at weaving sound textures together to create distinct atmospheres. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and. Anna thorvaldsdottir composer news music sales classical. Includes unlimited streaming of the stockhausen response project via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality download in mp3, flac and more. Aug 29, 2015 anna thorvaldsdottir in the light of air duration. This is anna thorvaldsdottir interview 4 minute version by marteinn thorsson on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Anna thorvaldsdottir is a composer whose seemingly boundless textural imagination ny times and striking guardian sound world has made her one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music npr. The music of anna thorvaldsdottir national sawdust. From anthony braxton to anna thorvaldsdottir, the program is full of energy and eloquence. Mostly mozart festival lincoln center for the performing arts merkin concert hall. Aug 23, 2015 the icelandic composer anna thorvaldsdottir, searching for beauty amid brokenness anna thorvaldsdottir, an icelandic composer, was recently named the new york philharmonic kravis emerging composer.
Anna thorvaldsdottir named new composerinresidence. Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from music sales classical. The music of anna thorvaldsdottir with cory smythe. The icelandic composer anna thorvaldsdottir uses combinations of timbres that are at times ominous, or melancholy, and always powerful. Anna thorvaldsdottir is a composer whose seemingly boundless textural imagination ny times and striking guardian. Explore releases from anna thorvaldsdottir at discogs. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from anna thorvaldsdottir at the discogs marketplace. Year division overall rank worldwide overall rank by country 2020. Anna thorvaldsdottir is a composer from iceland, as you may have guessed from her name. The stockhausen response project by brianna matzke, released 15 april 2016 1. Anna thorvaldsdottir music, videos, stats, and photos. Rhizoma by anna thorvaldsdottir, released 25 october 2011 1. Releasing her debut album on innova in 2011, thorvaldsdottir has worked with the bbc scottish symphony, iceland symphony, and musiques nouvelles. More field recordings limited edition doublecd album in a sixpanel paper package, designed by russell mills nineinch nails, roger eno includes unlimited streaming of more field recordings via the free bandcamp app, plus highquality download in mp3, flac and more.
Apart from that she has been composing since 2000, and has received many awards for her work. Hidden past and present rhizoma is the debut portrait album of prominent icelandic composer, anna thorvaldsdottir. There are anna thorvaldsdottir recordings available. Aerial is her second full album the first was 2011s rhizoma.556 1209 198 742 130 1467 969 128 757 807 813 557 1632 537 1139 248 458 1415 1032 1170 181 744 465 716 1137 1419 523 900 1124 1079 648 1555 830 837 105 1125 441 953 377 889 1259 993 897 1419 20 573 260