#3666: Orchestral and Electronic Music

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir

For this New Sounds, hear electronic-inspired orchestral music from Ted Hearne and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, music that mixes orchestra and electronics from Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, and a work from Brian Eno as well. Listen to “Aeriality” for orchestra by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, which has echoes of her work with electronic sound. Also, from Thorvaldsdottir’s recent release, “Aerial,” hear a work for piano and electronics, “Trajectories.” 

Then, listen to “Sci-fi” music made in Poland by two Icelandic-based musicians, one of whom, Ben Frost, was raised in Australia. Hear the “ravishing sensory experience” that is Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason’s collaborative symphonic suite, in reaction to the Andrei Tarkovsky film “Sólaris.” There’s also ambient music from Brian Eno, who consulted closely in the creation of Sólaris. Plus, there’s electronic-inspired music from Ted Hearne, whose work, “The Law of Mosaics,” creates a magnificent sonic patchwork, imaginatively spun by the chamber orchestra, A Far Cry.


PROGRAM #3666 Orchestral and Electronic Music (First aired on 11/25/2014)  





Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aerial

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality for Orchestra [13:32]

Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music Classics 00028948113545

Ben Frost / Daníel Bjarnason


Saccades [6:01]

Bedroom Community HVALUR 012

A Far Cry

The Law of Mosaics - Ted Hearne and Andrew Norman

Ted Hearne: Law of Mosaics: Beats

Crier 1402

Ben Frost / Daníel Bjarnason


Simulacra I [5:35]

See above.

Brian Eno

Ambient #4: On Land

Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960 [7:07]

E.G. # 20, reissued by Astralwerks
Available at Amazon.com

Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir & Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aerial

Trajectories, excerpt [12:00]

See above.