22 Feb 2014 - 20:30 - 23 Feb 2014 - 01:00


Electric guitarist and composer Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (IS) is a composer in residency at EMS. During her residency she is working on various projects including nature sounds from Iceland and experimenting with Buchla sounds. Hafdís has been working on music for the Norwegian trio Tøyen Fil og Klafferi, using Buchla sounds and nature sounds as a platform for the compositions. The trio will premiere some of Hafdís's music on the concert, as well as playing pieces by Jon Øivind Ness, Lars Skoglund og Lars Myrvoll.

Hafdís and the trio have teamed up with elektronic music gurues Mats Lindström and Sören Runolf to make this concert an exotic blend of sounds and styles, mixing acoustic instruments with electric guitars, Icelandic nature soundscapes and electronics.

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (b. 1977, Reykjavik) graduated in jazz guitar performance from the FÍH School of Music in Iceland in 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree in contemporary composition from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2007, followed by a master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2009.

With a reputation for breaking down barriers between different genres of music, her past projects include a sound installation for the Nordic Lighthouse at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai; an orchestra piece based on knitting instructions; two solo albums mixing different genres and domains of instruments; an ensemble piece based on financial graphs and charts from Iceland’s 2008 banking crisis; various commissioned pieces for solo instruments or chamber ensembles; a piece for a mixed choir and electric guitar. Her second solo album, JÆJA, received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2009 Iceland Music Awards. Her piece for accordion and halldorophone, “A Day in February”, was nominated by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service for the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna in 2011. She lives and works in Reykjavík.

Tøyen fil og klafferi

Tøyen Fil og Klafferi (TFK) is a trio consisting of Kristine Tjøgersen (clarinet), Hanne Liland Rekdal (flute and bassoon) and Eira Bjørnstad Foss (violin). The trio’s members are active in the contemporary music scene in Oslo and Trondheim and regularly play in ensembles including asamisimasa, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Polygon, Ensemble neoN and Oslo Sinfonietta.
TFK has quite an unusual combination of instruments and the repertoire written for it is small ‒ nearly all of the pieces performed by the trio are written specially for it. The trio aims to arouse the interest and curiosity of the audience through an unpretentious and open approach to the music. Tøyen Fil og Klafferi therefore invites composers from different genre backgrounds and musical persuasions to write for the ensemble.

Mats Lindström

Mats Lindström works as a composer and a musician, often with strains of live-electronics. He often works with intermedia, scenic elements and visual arts as a complement to the music, and he has worked both with sound-installations music for theatre, radio and dance.  
Since 2004 he is  the artistic director of the electronic music studio EMS, Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm.

Sören Runolf

Sören Runolf is part of the free-improvised and the electro-acoustic music scene and has performed in Europe, Russia and USA. Since the late seventies, he is member of the free-improvised-music-group Lokomotiv Konkret and works in several other constellations together with musicians/composers as Sten Sandell, Mats Lindström, Johannes Bergmark and Lise-Lotte Norelius. He performs solo with live-electronics, often in collaboration with coreographers/dancers, performance-artists, poets and video-artists.


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