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Lokkurinn og Huldan

  • Mengi Óðinsgata Reykjavík, 101 Iceland (map)

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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