Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

COWs #6: Carolyn Chen

COWs concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Spring 2018. The concerts include music by composers Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen amongst others.

The third concert in this season’s series will take place April 27, and features works by composer Carolyn Chen.

More information TBA soon.

Curator of COWs Concert Series: Berglind Tómasdóttir
COW Concert Series is supported by the Icelandic Music Fund.

Doors open at 8.30 PM - Tickets are 2.000 ISK.

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Mar
22
to Mar 23

COWs 5: Morton Feldman: For Christian Wolff

COWs concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Spring 2018. The concerts include music by composers Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen amongst others.

The second concert in this season’s series will take place on March 22, and features the Iceland premiere of For Christian Wolff (for flute and piano) by Morton Feldman performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Mathias Halvorsen. Mats will be installed on the floor so the audience can enjoy a meditative moment while listening to the two-hour-long work.

The last concert will take place on April 27 and is dedicated to music by Carolyn Chen performed by the composer, Erik DeLuca, Einar Torfi Einarsson and others. More information TBA soon.

Curator of COWs Concert Series: Berglind Tómasdóttir
COW Concert Series is supported by the Icelandic Music Fund.

Doors open at 8.30 PM - Tickets are 2.000 ISK.

Um flytjendur / About the performers:

Berglind Tómasdóttir is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist living in Reykjavík, Iceland. In her work she frequently explores identity and archetypes, as well as music as a social phenomenon.
An advocate of new music, Berglind has worked with composers such as Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Peter Ablinger, Evan Ziporyn, Nicholas Deyoe, Clinton McCallum and Carolyn Chen, and received commissions from The Dark Music Days Festival and The National Flute Association. Her work has been featured at Reykjavík Arts Festival, Nordic Music Days, Cycle Music and Art Festival, MSPS New Music Festival (LA), REDCAT (CA) and CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico to name a few.
Berglind Tómasdóttir holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music and The Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and a DMA in contemporary music performance from University of California, San Diego. 
Berglind is an associate professor in contemporary music performance at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

Mathias Halvorsen lives Reykjavik with his girlfriend and his little son. He performs regularly in lots of weird places, doing anything from chamber music and solo concerts to composition and exciting genre defying projects. From 2018 to 2020 Mathias is a member of the german fellowship program BeBeethoven. An overview over current projects can be found at www.mathiashalvorsen.com 
He studied with prof. Jiri Hlinka (2006-2010) in Oslo and with prof. Gerald Fauth (2011 - 2013) in Leipzig. In 2008 he founded the Podium festival in Haugesund together with flutist Guro Pettersen. The festival was held for the 10th time in 2017. In 2009 he discovered the manuscript of piano concerto no. 5 by the Norwegian composer Halfdan Cleve at the National Library in Oslo and performed it with the Lithuania State Symphony and conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius. Since 2010 he has been performing concerts in complete darkness as a founding member of the critically acclaimed trio LightsOut.
The last years Mathias has performed regularly alongside Peaches in the duo show Peaches Christ Superstar. The production has visited many festivals such as Theater der Welt in Mannheim and Yoko Ono's Meltdown in London. He has also done several dance and theatre pieces with director and choreographer Laurent Chetouane. One of these, the comedy 'Den Stundesløse' featured Mathias' acting debut at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway. 
In 2017 Mathias premiered his first opera Dracula, commissioned and performed by the Haugesund Chamber Opera. 
Recently Mathias has performed at festivals such as Brighton Festival, Mofo (Tazmania), Everybody's Spectacular (Reykjavik), Podium Festival Esslingen, Portland Chamber Music Festival and venues like the Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), Kampnagel (Hamburg) and La Commune (Paris).

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Tónleikaröðin COWs samanstendur af þrennum tónleikum sem fara fram á vormisseri 2018 í Mengi. Á tónleikunum verður flutt tilraunakennd tónlist af ýmsum toga eftir tónskáldin Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen auk fleiri.

Aðrir tónleikarnir í COWs-tónleikaröðinni fara fram 22. mars er verkið For Christian Wolff eftir Morton Feldman verður flutt í fyrsta sinn á Íslandi. Verkið er um tvær klukkustundir að lengd og um flutning sjá Berglind María Tómasdóttir flautuleikari og Mathias Halvorsen píanóleikari. 

Komið verður fyrir dýnum í rökkvuðu rýminu og er gestum velkomið að leggjast niður og njóta þannig hugleiðslukenndrar tónlistarinnar. 

Lokatónleikar raðarinnar fara fram 27. apríl en þá verða verk eftir Carolyn Chen flutt, af henni sjálfri, Berglindi Tómasdóttur, Erik DeLuca, Einari Torfa Einarssyni og fleirum. Nánari efnisskrá verður tilkynnt síðar.

Listræn stjórnun COWs: Berglind María Tómasdóttir
Tónleikaröðin er styrkt af Tónlistarsjóði.

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Mar
7
9:00 PM21:00

COWs #4: Jennifer Walshe & Others

COWs concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Spring 2018. The concerts include music by composers Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen amongst others.

The first concert on March 7 features works that take place in-between music, theater and performance art by Jennifer Walshe, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Birgit Djupedal, Valentin Valle Domring, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Erik DeLuca, performed by students and staff at the Iceland University of the Arts. The second concert March 22, features the Iceland premiere of For Christian Wolff (for flute and piano) by Morton Feldman performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Mathias Halvorsen. The last concert will take place on April 27 and is dedicated to music by Carolyn Chen. 

Performers March 7:
Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Erik DeLuca, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir and Þorbjörg Daphne Hall.

PROGRAM:

Berglind María Tómasdóttir: A Piece for Potato Chips, Carrots and Watered Voices
Performed by everyone present.

Birgit Djupedal: Oppressor vs. oppressed
Performed by Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson and Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir.

María Sól Ingólfsdóttir: æ/ae
Performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir.

Birgit Djupedal: Hønsestrikk
Performed by Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi and Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir.

Sigurður Guðmundsson: While I listened to music by Edvard Grieg I shot ten arrows into the Sky
Performed by Erik DeLuca

Valentin Valle Domring: Colour Music
Performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Birgit Djupedal, Örvar Erling Árnason, Valentin Valle Domring and Sigurður Einarsson.

Einar Torfi Einarsson: Pencil Piece I: Music is What Music Doesn't // Eraser Piece II: Sous Rature - Reframing Mohr and Linearity (again) 
Performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Einar Torfi Einarsson. 

Birgit Djupedal: Oppressor vs. oppressed
Performed by Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson and Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir.

Jennifer Walshe: Zusammen i
Performed by Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Erik DeLuca, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir and Þorbjörg Daphne Hall.

Curator of COWs Concert Series: Berglind Tómasdóttir
COW Concert Series is supported by the Icelandic Music Fund.

Doors at 8.30pm - Tickets 2.000 kr.

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COWs #4: Jennifer Walshe og fleiri

Tónleikaröðin COWs samanstendur af þrennum tónleikum sem fara fram á vormisseri 2018 í Mengi. Á tónleikunum verður flutt tilraunakennd tónlist af ýmsum toga eftir tónskáldin Jennifer Walshe, Morton Feldman, Carolyn Chen auk fleiri.

Á fyrstu tónleikunum verða flutt verk sem eiga það sameiginlegt að vera á mörkum tónlistar, leikhúss og myndlistar. Tónleikarnir eru í samstarfi við Listaháskóla Íslands en hluti flytjenda stundar nám við tónlistardeild Listaháskóla Íslands, aðrir starfa og kenna við sömu deild. Höfundar á efnisskrá eru Jennifer Walshe, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Birgit Djupedal, Valentin Valle Domring, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir og Erik DeLuca. 22. mars er röðin komin að Morton Feldman er verkið For Christian Wolff fyrir flautu og píanó verður flutt. Verkið er um tvær klukkustundir að lengd og um flutning sjá Berglind María Tómasdóttir og Mathias Halvorsen. Botninn í röðina slær bandaríska tónskáldið Carolyn Chen með tónleikum 27. apríl. Nánari efnisskrá verður tilkynnt síðar.

Flytjendur á tónleikunum 7. mars
Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Erik DeLuca, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir og Þorbjörg Daphne Hall.

EFNISSKRÁ:
Berglind María Tómasdóttir: A Piece for Potato Chips, Carrots and Watered Voices
Flutt af öllum viðstöddum.

Birgit Djupedal: Oppressor vs. oppressed
Flytjendur: Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson og Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir.

María Sól Ingólfsdóttir: æ/ae
Flytjendur: Berglind María Tómasdóttir og Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir.

Birgit Djupedal: Hønsestrikk
Flytjendur: Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi og Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir.

Sigurður Guðmundsson: While I listened to music by Edvard Grieg I shot ten arrows into the Sky
Flytjandi: Erik DeLuca

Valentin Valle Domring: Colour Music
Flytjendur: Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Birgit Djupedal, Örvar Erling Árnason, Valentin Valle Domring og Sigurður Einarsson.

Einar Torfi Einarsson: Pencil Piece I: Music is What Music Doesn't // Eraser Piece II: Sous Rature - Reframing Mohr and Linearity (again) 
Flytjendur: Berglind María Tómasdóttir og Einar Torfi Einarsson. 

Jennifer Walshe: Zusammen i
Flytjendur: Birgit Djupedal, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Erik DeLuca, Örvar Erling Árnason, Pétur Eggertsson, María Sól Ingólfsdóttir, Valentin Valle Domring, Sigurður Einarsson, Snæfríður María Björnsdóttir, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson, Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, Sigurlaug Björnsdóttir og Þorbjörg Daphne Hall.


Listræn stjórnun COWs: Berglind María Tómasdóttir
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Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 - Miðaverð er 2.000 kr.

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Feb
22
11:30 AM11:30

Reflective Conservatoire Conference

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Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2018

Artists as Citizens --Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 February 2018

I will be giving a talk on Musicianship beyond music: cross-art collaboration in higher arts education - a presentation on work in progress from the two-year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders (2016-2018).

For further information see here.

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Jan
25
10:00 PM22:00

After Still Park

EFNISSKRÁ // PROGRAM

Erik DeLuca - With Ashikawa and Friends (2018) 10’
Frumflutningur / Premiere

Satoshi Ashikawa - Still Park (1981) 12'

Jesper Pedersen - Tethys (2018) 12'
Frumflutningur / Premiere

Flytjendur / performers:

Katie Buckley & Elísabet Waage: Hörpur / harps

Anna Guðný Guðmundsdóttir & Snorri Sigfús Birgisson: Píanó / pianos

Frank Aarnink & Matt Evans: Víbrófónar og slagverk / vibraphone and percussion

With:

Friend Choir:
Anna Signý Sæmundsdóttir: Flauta / flute
Berglind María Tómasdóttir: Flauta / flute
Erik DeLuca: Gítar / guitar
Alison MacNeil: Gítar / guitar
Jesper Pedersen: Hljóðgervill / synthesizer

 

A part of Dark Music Days

 

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Dec
6
9:00 PM21:00

COW #3 John Cage

COW concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Fall 2017. The concerts include music by American composers John Cage, Pauline Oliveros and Christian Wolff who all are pioneers within experimental music and have generated new ways of approaches and performance practices within western music. 

December 6 will be dedicated to the music of John Cage, October 11 to Christian Wolff and September 13 is dedicated to Pauline Oliveros.

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Flautuhelgi / Flute Festival

Workshops with students from Akureyri and vicinity and a concert.  

Program:

Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasy in D Minor
Berglind María Tómasdóttir: Bambaló 
Morton Feldman: Trio for Flutes
George R. Poulton/Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Kvennatónar og Tónatónar
Þuríður Jónsdóttir/Atli Heimir Sveinsson: Hugleiðingar um Næturtóna
Carolyn Chen: Britney Whitney Clark Kent Is Not A Disguise

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Námskeið og flaututónleikar á Akureyri.

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Deilt með tveimur

Deilt með tveimur - a music festival consisting of four concerts hosted by the National Broadcasting Service - Rás 1 - in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum. Curated by Berglind Tómasdóttir.

WATCH THE PROGRAM HERE.

Program:

Concert #1  - 15:30

Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir, Mathias Halvorsen and Bára Gísladóttir.

  • Road Movies by John Adams
  • Sonatine by Salvatore Sciarrino
  • Prussian Blue by Bára Gísladóttir WP
  • Dikhtas by Iannis Xenakis

Concert #2 - 16:45

Davíð Þór Jónsson, Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason and Sigurður Óli Gunnarsson (Siggi rallý).

  • Lágmenningarsvíta í 4 þáttum

— intermission —

Concert #3 - 18:30

Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Hafdís Bjarnadóttir and Bergún Snæbjörnsdóttir.

  • Allt eins og blómstrið by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir WP
  • Hyrnan III by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir WP
  • Konsert fyrir horn, lokk og rokk by Berglind María Tómasdóttir WP

Concert #4 - 19:45

Hildur Guðnadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir and Margrét Bjarnadóttir. Special guest: Skúli Sverrisson

  • Ryk o.fl. - WP

Deilt með tveimur – tónlistarhátíð Rásar 1 er tónleikaröð með fjórum, þriggja manna hópum framúrskarandi listamanna. Hátíðin er samstarfsverkefni RÚV og Listasafns Reykjavíkur.

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Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

COW #2 Christian Wolff

COW concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Fall 2017. The concerts include music by American composers John Cage, Pauline Oliveros and Christian Wolff who all are pioneers within experimental music and have generated new ways of approaches and performance practices within western music. 

December 6 will be dedicated to the music of John Cage, October 11 to Christian Wolff and September 13 is dedicated to Pauline Oliveros.

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Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

COW #1 Pauline Oliveros


COW concert series consists of three concerts that will take place in Mengi in Fall 2017. The concerts include music by American composers John Cage, Pauline Oliveros and Christian Wolff who all are pioneers within experimental music and have generated new ways of approaches and performance practices within western music. 

December 6 will be dedicated to the music of John Cage, October 11 to Christian Wolff and September 13 is dedicated to Pauline Oliveros.

Composer, performer, thinker and pioneer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) was amongst the first composers of electronic music and also the originator of a practice known as Deep Listening. The first piece on the program is her last composition were pitch remained tightly notated. The compositions that follow are centred on Deep Listening. In between excerpts from her electronic music will be played, presented by Erik DeLuca.

Program:
Trio for flute, piano and page turner (1961)
Berglind Tómasdóttir, Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, Pétur Eggertsson

The Tuning Meditation (1971)
Allir flytja // Performed by everyone present

Electronic Music #1
Mnemonics (1964)

Triskaidekaphonia (Anthology of Text Scores, 2012)
Rules for Improvisation
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir

Electronic Music #2
Big Mother is Watching You (1965)

Breaking Boundaries (1996)
Erik DeLuca, Berglind Tómasdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir

Electronic Music #3
A Little Noise In The System (1967)

The Well and the Gentle (1982-1983)
The entire group of performers


Performers September 13:
Berglind Tómasdóttir, Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson, Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir, Erik DeLuca, Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, Pétur Eggertsson.

Curator of COW Concert Series: Berglind Tómasdóttir
COW Concert Series is supported by the Icelandic Music Fund.

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Aug
21
to Aug 22

Curated Film Evening and Deep Listening

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A curated film evening and a workshop based on Deep Listening presented and led by Berglind Tómasdóttir. A part of an intensive 10-day-long course for master's students at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, University of the Arts (Stockholm, Sweden), Hanze University (Groningen, the Netherlands), University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna, Austria) and National University of Singapore (Singapore).

 

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Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

Experimental Music for Children

Experimental Music for Children.

Music of the world / The experimental field of children.
Concert at Mengi at Reykjavík Children Culture's Festival.
Starts at 3pm.
Free entrance.

The American composer John Cage and his ideas on how everything is music, if we listen to the world around us, is at the forefront at a concert held at Mengi on Reykjavík Children Culture's Festival.

Directed and performed by Berglind María Tómasdóttir, flutist and composer and Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, pianist and composer in collaboration with Mengi.

Program:

- John Cage: 'Variations II'
- Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir: 'A piece for Hulda'
- Pauline Oliveros: 'Tuning Meditation'
- Ragnheiður Erla: 'Þegar öllu er á botninn hvolft '
- John Cage: 4’33
- Berglind Tómasdóttir: Keeping Up With the Kattharsians*

*With Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir og Ragnheiður Elísabet

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Apr
29
9:00 PM21:00

Lokkurinn og Huldan

Music for Hulda (an instrument by Lilja Ásmundsdóttir) and Lokkur.

Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir and Berglind María Tómasdóttir will perform pieces written for the instruments Lokkur and Hulda. Among the pieces that will be performed are new compositions by Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir, Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir, Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Stefán Ólafur Ólafsson.

Hulda is a string instrument that produces both sound and light. The instrument has built in lights so when it’s played the surroundings are filled with sounds, patterns and colours that are constantly changing. Lilja María received a grant from the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund last summer to develop the instrument under the supervision of Berglind María and Jón Marinó Jónsson, violin maker. The project was nominated for The President’s Innovation Award.

Lokkur is an instrument which can be described as a hybrid of the Icelandic musical instrument Langspil and a spinning wheel. Berglind María made the instrument in collaboration with Jón Marinó Jónsson and Auður Alfífa Ketilsdóttir.

The visual world of the concert is an installation made out of material that is affected by the lights of Hulda in different ways. The installation is meant to portray the whole inner life of the human being, everything that’s hidden and intangible. The installation is therefore, both a contemplation on the name of the instrument; Hulda, or something that’s hidden, and a visual representation of the inner life of the human being; emotions, thoughts and memories. Hulda moves around the space and slowly different perspectives of this imaginary landscape of the inner life of the human being is revealed.
 

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Griffeath-Loeb and more

Verk eftir Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Paula Matthusen, John Cage, Christian Wolff, Steve Reich og nemendur úr Listaháskóla Íslands.

Ásamt nemendum úr LHÍ og fleirum.

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Works by Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Paula Matthusen, Christian Wolff, John Cage, Steve Reich and students from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

With student from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and others.

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Flauta og hljóð // Flute and Noise

Verk eftir Nicholas Deyoe, Scott Worthington, Önnu Þorvaldsdóttur, Erik DeLuca, Clint McCallum, Berglind Tómasdóttur og fleiri. 

Sérlegur gestur: Erik DeLuca.

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Works by Nicholas Deyoe, Scott Worthington, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Erik DeLuca, Clint McCallum, Berglind Tómasdóttir and others.

Special guest: Erik DeLuca.

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Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Flauta og hljóð//Flute and Noise

Verk eftir Nicholas Deyoe, Scott Worthington, Önnu Þorvaldsdóttur, Erik DeLuca, Clint McCallum, Berglind Tómasdóttur og fleiri. 

Sérlegur gestur: Erik DeLuca.

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Works by Nicholas Deyoe, Scott Worthington, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, Erik DeLuca, Clint McCallum, Berglind Tómasdóttir and others.

Special guest: Erik DeLuca.

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Feb
11
9:00 PM21:00

Flauta og hljóð//Flute and noise

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Concert with Berglind María Tómasdóttir. Starts at 9pm. House opens at 8:30pm. Tickets: 2000 ISK

The concerts consists of music for flutes; flute alone and many flutes. Most of them sound in real-time but some of them are prerecorded. A sine wave and noise in various forms also contribute to the show.

Program: 

Prelude: 
- Berglind María Tómasdóttir: Loft

- Nicholas Deyoe: things written in the snow: 2.beneath a fresh layer
- Scott Worthington: A Time That Is Also a Place
- Chaya Czernowin: Ina*
- Morton Feldman: Trio**
-Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: Ethereality
- Peter Ablinger: Flöte und Rauschen
-Clint McCallum: Bergzies world premiere

Berglind María Tómasdóttir flute, bass flute, piccolo.

*Recorded flutes: John Fonville
**Together with: Björg Brjánsdóttir and Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir.

About the works: 

Loft is the opener of a forthcoming album that features music for flute by me from 2015-’16. The piece was recorded and mixed by composer/performer Ólafur Björn Ólafsson. 

things written in the snow for bass flute and “a feedback-flirting amplifier” by Nicholas Deyoe was composed 2011-’12 and premiered in February 2012 at UC San Diego where both of us were studying at the time.

A Time That Is Also a Place by Scott Worthington var written for flutist Rachel Beetz. The tone material consists of 4 multiphonics played by the flutist and electronics.

Ina by Chaya Czernowin is a piece for bass flute and prerecorded flutes, here played by my old professor John Fonville. It was written in La Jolla, California in 1988.

Trio for flutes by Morton Feldman was composed in 1972 and, as far as I know, is having its Iceland premiere here. 

Ethereality for bass flute and electronics by Anna Thorvaldsdóttir was premiered at UC San Diego in Spring 2009 as a part of a show that featured compositions by Anna and composer Carolyn Chen. In March 2014 I played the piece in a concert at Reykjavík Art Museum (as well as Nicholas Deoye’s piece that is also on the program).  

I met Peter Ablinger at the Darmstadt Summer Academy in the summer of 2014 where I participated in his course Composition Beyond Music. Two years later he was in Iceland for Tectonics Festival where I played this short piece for flute and noise. The piece explores the tone D4, white noise and silence, and the juxtaposition between all of the above. Furthermore, this piece was a part of the show Cage for Kids in Mengi last year, featured in the Children’s Culture Festival.

Bergzies was composed early 2014. The intention was to perform it that year but somehow three years went by until its premiere which is taking place now. The title refers to my nick name although only used by two people in the world. 

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Tónleikar með Berglindi Maríu Tómasdóttur í Mengi laugardagskvöldið 11. febrúar. Hefjast klukkan 21.
Húsið verður opnað klukkan 20:30. Miðaverð: 2000 krónur. 

Á tónleikunum hljómar tónlist fyrir flautu; stundum eina, stundum fleiri, oftast í rauntíma en einnig heyrist í uppteknum flautum fyrri tíma. Á köflum hljómar líka sónn, suð og hávaði. 

Forleikur:
- Berglind María Tómasdóttir: Loft
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- Nicholas Deyoe: things written in the snow:2. beneath a fresh layer
- Scott Worthington: A Time That Is Also a Place
- Chaya Czernowin: Ina*
- Morton Feldman: Trio**
- Anna Þorvaldsdóttir: Ethereality
- Peter Ablinger: Flöte und Rauschen
- Clint McCallum: Bergzies frumflutningur

Berglind María Tómasdóttir flauta, bassaflauta, piccolo.

*Flautuleikur á hljóðrás: John Fonville
**Meðspilarar: Björg Brjánsdóttir og Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir.

Um verkin: 

Loft er prufukeyrsla hljóðverks af væntanlegri plötu sem inniheldur tónlist fyrir flautu eftir mig frá 2015-‘16. Loft er unnið í samvinnu við Ólaf Björn Ólafsson tónskáld og flytjanda. 

Verk Nicholas Deyoe var samið fyrir mig 2011-’12 og frumflutt í febrúar sama ár í Kaliforníuháskóla í San Diego (UCSD) þar sem við vorum bæði við nám. Það er fyrir bassaflautu, rödd og feedbackflörtandi magnara.

Verk Scott Worthington var frumflutt af flautuleikaranum Rachel Beetz. Tónefni flauturaddarinnar eru fjórir fjölradda tónar eða svokallaðir multiphonics en einnig kemur hljóðrás við sögu.

Verk Chayu Czernowin er fyrir bassaflautu og flautuhljóðrás sem minn gamli kennari John Fonville útbjó. Verkið var klárað í La Jolla í Kaliforníu árið 1988.

Tríó eftir Morton Feldman er frá árinu 1972 og heyrist hér, eftir því sem ég best veit, í fyrsta sinn á Íslandi þrátt fyrir að vera komið til ára sinna.

Verk Önnu Þorvaldsdóttur hljómaði fyrst á tónleikum í UCSD að vorlagi 2009, þá sem partur af prógrammi sem samanstóð af verkum Önnu og tónskáldsins Carolyn Chen. Ég flutti verkið aftur á tónleikum á vegum Jaðarbers í Hafnarhúsinu í mars 2014 (á sömu tónleikum var jafnframt verk Nicholas Deyoe sem einnig heyrist á tónleikunum hér). Verkið er fyrir bassaflautu og hljóðrás. 

Ég kynntist Peter Ablinger á Tónlistarhátíðinni í Darmstadt sumarið 2014 er ég sótti námskeiðið Composition Beyond Music sem hann leiddi. Tveimur árum síðar var hann svo gestur á Tectonics hátíðinni þar sem ég flutti þetta stutta verk eftir hann sem kannar skynjun okkar á tóninum d4, hvítu suði og þögn, og samspilinu þar á milli. Einnig lék ég þetta verk á tónleikum fyrir börn í Mengi á Barnamenningarhátíð 2016.

Clint McCallum samdi verkið Bergzies snemma árs 2014 og var meiningin að flytja það fyrr en einhverra hluta vegna hefur það dregist þar til nú. Titill verksins er gælunafn sem tvær manneskjur í heiminum ávarpa mig með.

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