The South Iceland Chamber Choir has commissioned me as part of their upcoming concert series ‘Miniature Moments’. The brief was to write a piece for between 5 and 90 seconds, which is much harder than it sounds! On October 6th the choir will board a bus that takes it to different historical locations in its home region. Six short pieces will be performed at each location with the choir facing each cardinal point. I will update you when I have more information but I hope they enjoy performing my piece, and it will probably be the only one in Welsh I guess!
I am so thrilled to be able to share a wonderful recording of The South Iceland Chamber Choir performing ‘Islands (Ynysoedd)’ at their recent concert. I need to say a big thank you to Brian FitzGibbon and Árni Möller for this, in addition to Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, Björg Þórhallsdóttir, and the SICC.
On Tuesday 21st this week, the South Iceland Chamber Choir (or Kammerkór Suðurlands to those fluent in Icelandic) performed my piece Islands/Ynysoedd at a concert in Reykjavik. I believe the concert was to promote a new CD which the choir has just released, more details to follow…
I have recently finishing working on the soundtrack to Andrew Brooks’ ‘Immersion’ film for Spectra Festival in Aberdeen – http://spectraaberdeen.com – I will be attending the festival (19th-22nd February) and look forward to seeing all the other exhibits there over the weekend.
This is photographer Andrew Brooks preparing a new film for the Spectra Festival of Light in Aberdeen next month (February, 19th-22nd). This film has been created for a 320° screen, the same that was used in last year’s Manchester Festival of Light’s ‘Immersion’ exhibit. I am sure that Andrew will take full advantage of shooting the film in Iceland during the winter. This season in particular yields some impressive and awe-inspiring views of the natural world. I will look forward to starting the soundtrack for this film soon and will keep you updated.
I am preparing to visit London this Friday, 15th November, to hear the South Iceland Chamber Choir perform my new work ‘Islands’ in Southwark Cathedral. The concert will also include many pieces by Icelandic composers (a few of whom are pictured above). The finale of the concert will be a UK-premiere of Tavener’s ‘Three Shakespeare Sonnets’, which will be a truly beautiful experience indeed.