Bára Gísladóttir · SEGÏA

Bára Gísladóttir has created a new chamber piece which has world premiere September 26th at SEGÏA in Aarhus performed by Teïga String Quartet

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Bára Gísladóttir has world premiere September 26th with the chamber piece: Lof oss að brenna (bæði þessa heims og annars) (2019) for string quartet and electronics, written to SEGÏA. The piece will be performed by Teïga String Quartet in Godsbanen (Aarhus) and played September 27th and 28th also.

SEGÏA is produced by Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere (AUT) and initiated by Maria Isabel Edlund. The purpose of SEGÏA is to challenge the traditional format of concerts in order to find a new musically and visually nordic cultural heritage. 

The name SEGÏA derives from the old Icelandic saga Njals Saga (1280). At the concert, five composers - one from each of the Scandinavian countries - will interpret the saga. Representing Island, Bára Gísladóttir's piece is performed amongst pieces by Britta Byström (SE), Anna Huuskonen (FI), Louise Alenius (DK), and Therese Birkelund Ulvo (NO).

Read more about SEGÏA here

Composer Bára Gísladóttir was honoured as among the most talented and interesting composers of her generation as she received the talent award of The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation earlier this year. Furthermore, at Klang Festival this year,  Danish newspaper Politiken wrote the following about her piece Music to accompany your sweet splatter dreams: “how nightmare-like and transcendent she can write”.

Taïga String Quartet has marked itself as an ambitious, strong and innovative voice internationally. The quartet has specialized in modern compositions and collaborated with a wide range of composers from around the world. It consists of Louise Gorm (violin), Jessica Ling (violin), Madlen Breckbill (viola), Maria Isabel Edlund (cello). 

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