Anna Thorvaldsdottir - “Hrím” (Track of the Day)

Anna Thorvaldsdottir - “Hrím” for chamber orchestra (flute, oboe/also plays english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trombone, piano/also plays celeste, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass).

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Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir wrote “Hrím,” for chamber orchestra in 2010. The piece, written as a commission for The UCSD New Music Ensemble, was intended as a companion piece to Ligeti’s chamber concerto.

CAPUT Ensemble, conducted by Snorri Sigfús Birgission, performed “Hrím” the opening track on Rhízoma, Thorvaldsdottir’s debut album, released on Innova Recordings (2011).

Driftwood Percussion will perform Thorvaldsdottir’s “Aura” at The Roundhouse, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. as part of their Percussion Music is Revolution set at Music on Main’s Modulus Festival.


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