VÍDDIR by Bára Gísladóttir is an hour long piece written for nine flutes, percussion trio, bass guitar and double bass and the score contains some rather unusual notation.
The piece is composed specifically for the unique acoustics in Grundtvigs Kirke, Copenhagen on the occasion of Bára Gísladóttir’s graduation from the advanced postgraduate diploma program at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Although 'VÍDDIR' is written for fourteen performers, I like to think of the space itself as a performer of no less importance than the direct players," the composer explains.
The piece was performed by Björg Brjánsdóttir, Marie Sønderskov, Flavia Huarachi, Sofia Kayaya, Beata Preisaite, Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Marina Cyrino, María Ösp Ómarsdóttir, Christine Elizabeth Clancy (flutes); NEKO3: Fei Nie, Kalle Hakosalo, and Lorenzo Colombo; Skúli Sverrisson (bass guitar), and Bára Gísladóttir (double bass); recorded by Alma Heide and Yangyadi Den; mixed by Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir.
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