Friday, November 30th, 2012, 20.30 Anna Thorvaldsdottir (ISL) Orchestronics - Audiovisual Composition Orchestronics 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. ABOUT          PROGRAMME          SUAL AWARD           PRESS          IMPRINT          SUAL HOME shut up and listen! 2012 Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art