In collaboration with Halldór Úlfarsson, visual artist, we teach a course at the Academy of the Arts in Iceland in collaboration with the engineering department at University of Iceland. The course is on the context of acoustic design and instrument building with use of FEA technique.
Our collaborators at the University are Dr. Fjóla Jónsdóttir and Dr. Rúnar Unnþórsson. The course is divided in 2 parts. First half was in October 2013 and the latter one will be during spring 2014.
We’ve been documenting the whole process roughly on this website. But this coming spring a more detailed results from the work will be presented there.
Menningarþáttur Rásar 1, Víðsjá, fjallaði um Tónlistarhátíðina Sláturtíð 2013 þann 16. október síðastliðinn.
Markmið hátíðarinnar er að kynna tónlist eftir meðlimi samtakanna auk annarra valinna samtímatónskálda en allt frá fyrstu Sláturtíð árið 2009 hefur S.L.Á.T.U.R. boðið erlendum gestatónskáldum að taka þátt í hátíðinni. Í ár eru erlendu gestirnir Daniel Corral frá Kaliforníu, Lars Graugaard frá Danmörku og listamannateymið Morten Minothi Kristiansen frá Noregi og Josh Ginsburg frá Suður-Afríku.
Svíta performed by Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir at Sláturtíð 2013 - Friday October 18th at 8pm in Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús
Pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, performs the piece Svíta (2007) for Toy Piano at her first full length toy piano concert, held in relation to the Sláturtíð 2013 festival, which is the composers´collective S.LÁ.T.U.R. annual event. The concert takes place in Hafnarhúsid - Reykjavík Art Museum. Friday October 18 at 8 pm
Gunnar Karel Másson: New work
Ingi Gardar Erlendsson: New work
Hallvardur Ásgeirsson: New work
Páll Ivan Pálsson: New work
Thráinn Hjálmarsson: Suite (2007)
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: From Fingersongs (2006)
Fabian Svensson: Toy Toccata (in black and White) (2009)
Julia Wolfe: East Broadway (1996)
Sláturtíð 2013 - International music festival of S.L.Á.T.U.R is an annual music festival of S.L.Á.T.U.R., society of artistically obtrusive composers around Reykjavík, and will be held 16-19 October 2013.
Sláturtíð may be called a “short gallery opening”, where music of interest to the members of S.L.Á.T.U.R is performed as well as music by the members themselves.
Since the first Sláturtíð in 2009, S.L.Á.T.U.R. has invited guests form overseas to participate and this year the American composer Daniel Corral, the Danish composer Lars Graugaard, the Norwegian composer Morten Minothi Kristiansen and the South-African visual artist Josh Ginsburg will visit the festival.
There will also be concerts by longtime collaborators of S.L.Á.T.U.R. such as the Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and Ensemble Fengjastrútur. The festival concludes with a dance party in the style of rave festivities of the last decade of the 20th century.
Sound research group of LornaLAB signs a collaborative deal with Music research center at the Academy of the Arts
From left: Kjartan Ólafsson, on behalf of Academy of the Arts, Halldór Úlfarsson and Þráinn Hjálmarsson on behalf of Sound Research group of LornaLAB.
Sound research group of LornaLAB now collaborates with Music Research center at Iceland Academy of the Arts. Within the Sound research group of LornaLAB are instrument makers such as Halldór Úlfarsson, Hans Jóhannsson, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Þráinn Hjálmarsson among many more.
Hljóðön (e. Phonemes) - concert series at Hafnarborg
Phonemes is a new concert series at Hafnarborg, dedicated to presenting music by various contemporary composers from the 20th and 21st century with a focus on small settings of chamber music. Light is shed upon subjects of contemporary music today and the artistic research of composers in the abstract world of poetry of sounds. The name of the series, Phonemes, references the basic unit of language’s phonology, phoneme, which can be combined and re-arranged with other phonemes in terms of forming meaningful units such as words or morphemes. Each concert is a combination of various phonemes that could or could not bring a meaning to the audience. The concert series is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Artistic director is composer, Þráinn Hjálmarsson
Sunday 15th of September 2013, 8 pm - Prologues
Grímur Helgason, clarinet, and Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, viola, perform music by Gérard Grisey, Luciano Berio and Mario Lavista, as well as premiering new pieces by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir. The music on the program invites the listener to explore prologues, beginnings without an end.
Sunday 17th of November 2013, 8 pm - Music within languages
Concert with vocalist Marie Guilleray and pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir. The program includes music by Peter Ablinger, Georges Aperghis, Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio, Marie Guilleray, Atli Ingólfsson and others.
Sunday 9th of March 2014, 8 pm - notation and interpretation
Borgar Magnason, double bass, and Páll Ivan frá Eiðum, performer and composer, perform music by James Tenney Matthew Shlomowitz, Cornelius Cardew, Borgar Magnason and more. The music on the program shares the performers interest in music notation and interpretation. The concert is a part of Phonemes, a concert series dedicated to contemporary music at Hafnarborg.
Sunday 27th of April 2014, 8 pm - “Phonemes”
Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, flautist, and Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir, pianist, perform works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Beat Furrer, Sofia Gubaidulina, Taylan Susam, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, among there are new works by composition students of the Academy of the Arts, where they present works based on the ideas of phonems..