Bára Gísladóttir featured in The Strad

Bára Gísladóttir is featured in the October 2022 issue of The Strad, where she is listed as 'One to watch'.

The Strad spotlights five young double bass players who are committed to bringing forward new music. About Gísladóttir, the magazine writes: 

"Bára Gísladóttir - Icelandic composer and double bassist based in Copenhagen. She recently performed her first double bass concerto, Hringla (‘Circle’), with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. She often writes for herself as soloist, such as on her 2017 album Mass for Some, comprising a piece in nine movements for double bass, voice and electronics."

Find an online extract of the article from The Strad here >>

Edition·S has recently included a handfull of Gísladóttir's pieces in the catalogue, that have not previously been published. The works that are now made available include HAF:köf(n)un (2015) for flute, tenor sax, guitar and tam tam; Otoconia (2017) for a slightly amplified string quartet and electronics and Flashes from the various east (2017) written for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet and trombone. 

HAF:köf(n)un describes a journey through the different layers of the ocean, as we hold our breath while diving down. Finally the bottom is reached, and so is suffocation. Watch a performance by Nyd Quartet.

Upcoming performances of music by Gísladóttir include the world premiere of Séríslenskt vögguljóð á hörpu performed by Duo Harpverk at Nordic Music Days in Reykjavík, 15 October.

Find all published works by Bára Gísladóttir here >>