30. November 2012, 20.30 Anna Thorvaldsdottir (ISL) Orchestronics - Audiovisuelle Komposition Orchestronics (english only) Orchestronics is an electronic installation piece where contemporary orchestral music meets  electronic music, and video art. Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has constructed electronic  collages out of her written music for orchestra and made into a piece of unified audio–visual  experience. The music is accompanied by an abstract video art by the composer. Orchestronics was premiered at the Reykjavik Arts Festival in May 2012 by the composer  herself. The duration of the entire piece is 45 minutes out of which the second half will be  performed here. Anna Thorvaldsdottir Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a prominent Icelandic composer who frequently works with large  structures of sounds, whether written for instrumental ensembles, soloists, voices, or  electronic mediums. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic  lyrical atmosphere. Her passion for working with large sound worlds, that often reveal the  presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflects her sense of imaginative  listening to landscapes and nature.   Anna’s music is frequently performed in Europe and in the US, and has been featured at several major music festivals. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions, for  example at the Icelandic Music Awards and the International Music Prize for Excellence in  Composition. Anna is the recipient of the Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work  Dreaming for orchestra.   The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has premiered and recorded four of Anna's orchestra pieces,  conducted by Ilan Volkov, Christian Lindberg, Rumon Gamba, Daniel Bjarnason, and  Bernhardur Wilkinson. Her most recent piece for orchestra, “AERIALITY”, was commissioned by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and premiered in HARPA, the new award-winning Reykjavik Concert Hall, in November 2011, conducted by Ilan Volkov. The noted Icelandic CAPUT Ensemble has also  premiered and recorded major works by Anna, conducted by Snorri Sigfus Birgisson.   Anna holds a PhD degree from the University of California in San Diego.   Anna’s debut portrait album - Rhízōma - was released in 2011 through Innova Recordings. The album features three larger pieces for orchestra and chamber orchestra and five shorter  movements from a solo percussed piano work. The pieces are performed by the Iceland  Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, the Icelandic CAPUT Ensemble,  conducted by Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, and percussionist Justin DeHart. Rhízōma was selected  Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards 2012, and appeared on a number of “Best of 2011” lists, e.g. at TimeOut New York and TimeOut Chicago. http://www.annathorvalds.com ALLGEMEIN          PROGRAMM          SUAL AWARD          PRESSE          IMPRESSUM          SUAL HOME shut up and listen! 2012 Interdisziplinäres Festival für Musik und Klangkunst