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Valgeir Sigurðsson

New Sounds

Classical Meets Electronica

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For this New Sounds, there’s music at the juncture of composed music, ambient and modern electronica, including a work by Annie Gosfield, for bits and pieces of metal.  From her “Flying Sparks And Heavy Machinery” release, we’ll hear driving machine samples, layers of ambient noise, crashing metal and electronic blips assembled into a nearly pulsing dance-y musical journey through a working factory. 

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New Sounds

With Daniel Bjarnason

Monday, May 16, 2011

The young Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason has worked with Sigur Ros, Amina, and other Icelandic rock and non-classical acts.  For this New Sounds program, he’ll unveil a new work at our piano and present some of his electronically-enhanced chamber music on his album "Processions."  Its careful and beautiful chaos veers from shred-classical to the lyrical and then the clangorous. 

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Score One for Valgeir Sigurðsson

Monday, April 04, 2011

Limning that boundary between chamber and classical on the one side and rock and electronica on the other, is composer/producer Valgeir Sigurðsson's score for “Draumalandið” (“Dreamland”), a documentary about the exploitation of Iceland's natural resources.  Sigurðsson is probably best known for working with Bjork, but for this record of anxious and driving music, he has teamed up with his Bedroom Community labelmates; composer/arranger Nico Muhly, industrial doomster Ben Frost, and folksinger Sam Amidon, among others.   We’ll hear from Sigurðsson’s record for this New Sounds, and much more.

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