The Earthshaking sounds of the Tectonics Festival 2013 in Reykjavik

Today’s show:

A 20-minute audio review of the Tectonics Festival (18-20 April 2013), held at Harpa in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Spiced up with sounds recorded on location!

Includes sounds produced by:

  1. The Icelandic National Youth Band / Lúðrasveit æskunnar == Conductor: Ingi Garðar Erlendsson == Music by Vinko Globokar : Crocs en jambe (2000)
  2. ISO percussionists, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, Pétur Grétarsson, Þorvaldur Gröndal == Music by Atli Heimir Sveinsson : Spectacles for percussionists and tape (1969)
  3. Chen Halevi, Steef van Oosterhout, Frank Aarnink == Music by Magnus Lindberg : Ablauf for clarinet and two bass drums (1983)
  4. Duo Harpverk and Eli Keszler == Music by Eli Keszler : Breaker – NEUM
Harpa, the most beautiful instrument, is the name of this fabulous building in Reykjavik. A concert hall, conference place, a building with a drama to tell about its upcoming. *** TIP Take the tour and enjoy at least one event in this 21st century concert place. It has several concert halls, a fab restaurant at the top, magic light and Mount Esja as neighbour.
Harpa, the most beautiful instrument, is also the name of this fabulous building in Reykjavik.  Home of the Tectonics Festival 2013.

Download the mp3 file

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The raw mp3 recordings that I made at the festival are available upon request.

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LINKS, CREDITS, PICTURES:

Tectonics Festival 2013 – schedule.

My travel tips to Reykjavik.

Eli Keszler website.

The Eli Keszler interview I mention in the show, at Harpa during Tectonic 2013 for The Wire magazine.

Ilan Volkov - festival's director. He is an orchestra conductor, composer and instrumentist.
Ilan Volkov – festival’s director. He is an orchestra conductor, composer and instrumentist.
The Icelandic National Youth Band / Lúðrasveit æskunnar Conductor: Ingi Garðar Erlendsson
The Icelandic National Youth Band / Lúðrasveit æskunnar
Conductor: Ingi Garðar Erlendsson
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Musicians spread across the concert hall created a 360-degree aural experience.
Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney
Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney – world class musicians, and curious spectators, too!
Legendary composer and pianist Christian Wolff (special guest this year), listening to his own music performed in a corner of Harpa.
Legendary composer and pianist Christian Wolff (special guest this year), listening to his own music performed in a corner of Harpa.
Eli Keszler's installation
Eli Keszler’s installation
Eli Keszler's installation from the standpoint of one of the members of Duo Harpverk
Eli Keszler’s installation from the standpoint of one of the members of Duo Harpverk…
... the other member being a harpist.
… the other member being a harpist.
Eli Keszler's installation - detail
Eli Keszler’s installation – detail
Daylight inside Harpa
Daylight inside Harpa

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