Krákulán

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Krákulán

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson

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Tracklist

  1.  Lofðungsmjön
  2. Krákulán
  3. Skárdartog
  4. Löstyngja
  5. Fjárardrag
  6. Hyggjantör
  7. Eggjaldsspjót
  8. Núðingsnæsir

Notes

In Alberta, Manitoba and Reykjavík 2016. Microtonally adjusted synthesizers, a just intonation of sorts. Loss, hurt, trying to cope. Fragments accumulate. Eerie slogans being sung outside. I hope it’s real. I hope it’s not happening – I hope that what I see is real. Sidereal side-chain sideways daisy-chained . Introverted arteries on a motorcycle. RENDER.

This set of pieces is for intended for home listening primarily – speakers or headphones in a comfortable environment.

 

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Bio

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson is an Icelandic composer. Guðmundur Steinn’s musical style combines sound patterns without using a rigid rhythmic grid structure or pulse. This approach has led to the development of his animated notation, or ‘anitation’, instead of using traditional musical scores. During the performance, the musicians follow specific instructions that move across a computer screen. In his electronic music, despite the lack of formal notation, the music follows a similar aesthetic approach.

His music has been performed in Taipei, Istanbul, Volgovgrad, St. Petersburg, Timisoara, Riga, Vilnius, Helsinki, Viitasaari, Rovanemi, Göteborg, Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen, Copenhagen, Ålborg, Århus, Friedrikshavn, Berlin, Bonn, Essen, Düsseldorf, Basel, Treviso, Montebelluna, Rotterdam, Haag, Middelburg, Glasgow, Maynooth, New York, Los Angeles and other places, but nowhere as frequently as in Reykjavík.

He holds an M.A. from Mills College where he studied with Alvin Curran, Fred Frith and John Bischoff.

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