for chamber choir
text: Milton/Icel. translation by Jon Thorlaksson
from Paradise Lost
Blíđa was written for the chamber choir Hymnodia for their concerts in Switzerland in September 2009.
Premiere: Ruduborg in Reykjavík, Hymnodia, conductor Eythor Ingi Jonsson, September 8th 2009
soprano, oboe and women's choir
The Caregivers is written in cooperation with visual artists Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson.
Music video. 14 mint / color / sound / language English / subtitles English and Italian
The music-video Caregivers portrays two migrant care-givers from Ukraine and Romania and their (elderly) clients in their relationship and daily work in the area of Rovereto. The work combines visual arts, journalism and classical contemporary music. It ́s structure is conceived roughly as a (pop)music video intertwined with documentary and home-video portrayal, juxtaposing the video images with a newspaper article which has been turned into a classical-contemporary music piece.
The writer is a young Italian-American journalist Davide Berretta.
THE EUROPEAN BIENNIAL
OF CONTEMPORARY ART
TRENTINO – SOUTH TYROL, ITALY
19 JULY – 2 NOVEMBER 2008
The music is recorded in Iceland and performed by soprano Ingibjörg Guđjónsdóttir, oboe player Matthías Nardeau and the Women's Choir of Garđabćr.
The Icelandic Constitution
for soprano, baritone, piano, double bass and mixed choir.
This is a joint production of the visual art duo Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson and Karólína Eiríksdóttir.
Premiere: Ketilhúsiđ in Akureyri on March 15th 2008, at 2 pm. Ingibjörg Guđjónsdóttir, soprano, Bergţór Pálsson, baritone, Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir, pianist, Gunnlaugur Torfi Stefánsson, bass player and the chamber choir Hymnodia directed by Eyţór Ingi Jónsson.
The performance is a part of the Art exhibition Bye-bye Iceland, which opens the same day at the Akureyri Art Museum.
For mixed choir
Text by rev. Gunnar Pálsson
This Christmas Carol was commissioned by the Icelandic State Broadcasting Service for a premiere in the Church of Hallgrímur in Reykjavík on December 22nd 2002, performed by the Motet Choir and its conductor Hörđur Áskelsson. The Radio premiere was on Christmas Day the same year. The text is from an old Icelandic manuscript.