On this New Sounds program, we’ll hear a sampling of works from a concentrated new music hotspot: Iceland. It’s a scene where rock music, orchestral music and electronics are blended freely and without regard for genre lines. To get an idea, we’ll hear music by composer/producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, who balances chamber and classical against rock and electronica. Plus, something from the now San Diego-based Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose frosty orchestral music seems to invoke a shimmery soundworld of texures, even though it is played using just acoustic instruments on her record, “Rhizoma.”
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