Bára Gíslaóttir. Photo: Gabrielle Motola
Bára Gísladóttir has created an album with a distinctly dark atmosphere which emphasises a menacing and distorted scenery. HĪBER, released on Dacapo Records, is a piece for double bass and electronics in eight movements, composed and performed by Bára Gísladóttir herself in an intimate solo setting.
In HĪBER, Bára Gísladóttir unfolds an uncompromising unified soundscape in which sounds from different sources merge into a single aural organism that can’t be labelled or placed in the usual categories. Whether writing for acoustic instruments or electronics, Gísladóttir is especially interested in the minute details of the sounds. Overtones, extreme registers and multiphonics play an important role in her works, creating an atmosphere of slowly developing mystery.
HĪBER is released as a digital album on Dacapo Records 4 September, and on 21 August a movement from the piece, GRAVIS, is released as a single. Listen to GRAVIS here.
HĪBER is Gísladóttir’s fourth album. Listen to the previous albums here.