Gísladóttir and Black at Young Nordic Music

This year at Young Nordic Music, a work by Bára Gísladóttir will be opening, and a piece by James Black will be closing the festival.

photo credit UNM Sweden 2019

For Danish, click here.

Two young, talented composers will frame this year's Young Nordic Music, August 26th-31st in Piteå, Sweden.

Bára Gísladóttir's piece Seven heavens (of different heights (and depths)) will be performed at the opening concert in Piteå Church August 28th at 7 pm. The piece is from 2018 and written for oboe, percussion, harpsichord and double bass. 

James Black will close the festival with This Piece Will Improve Your Life, August 31st 6 pm at the event called Delightful and absurd: chamber music, sinfonietta & music theatre.  

Black & Gísladóttir/credit Nicklas Ottander & Gabrielle Motola

Earlier this year, Gísladóttir and Black both received the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundation talent award for young aspiring artist under the age of 35. In our newsfeed, we wrote:

“Both are among the most talented and interesting composers of their generation, both combine traditional and extended playing techniques, both occasionally enter the stage to perform their own pieces.”

To read more, click here

The vision of Young Nordic Music is to promote upcoming, nordic artist, who create new music, sound- and performance art. Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden take turns hosting the festival, and this year it is Sweden's turn hosting the 73rd edition.  

Check out UNM’s programme here.