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Anna Thorvaldsdottir

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“Thorvaldsdottir’s music has a natural beauty to it in the way it reveals itself patiently and in its unpredictable but organic-seeming instances of rhythmic quickening.”
- The New York Times

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Into - Second Self
Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Frank Aarnink; Stefán Jón Bernharðsson; Sigurður Þorbergsson

Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; CAPUT Ensemble
Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Tactility III-I-II
Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Duo Harpverk
Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Tinna Þorsteinsdottir
Shades Of Silence
Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Anna Thorvaldsdottir; Nordic Affect
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:44
Award-winning Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's second album Aerial includes six expansive works with ensembles of varying sizes and is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2011 debut. She frequently works with large sonic structures that tend to reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflecting her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature. Her music portrays a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere.
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into – Second Self (2012) for 7 brass & 4 percussion. Performed by Frank Aarnink, percussion, Stefán Jón Bernharðsson, horn, & Sigurður Þorbergsson, trombone. Recorded at Sundlaugin studios by Birgir Jón Birgisson. Tonmeister, Kjartan Sveinsson. Editing and mixing, Birgir Jón Birgirsson.

Ró (2013) for flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin I, violin II, viola & cello. Performed by
CAPUT Ensemble, conducted by Guðni Franzson. Recorded at Guðríðarkirkja by Georg Magnússon. Tonmeister, Daníel Bjarnason.

Aeriality (2011) for orchestra. Performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov. Recorded at Harpa Concert Hall by Studio Sýrland at a live concert on February 26th 2013. Editing and mixing, Sveinn Kjartansson.

Tactility, movements III, I & II (2013) for harp & percussion. Performed by Duo Harpverk, edited and produced by Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Recorded at Greenhouse Studios by Paul Evans. Tonmeister, Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
Trajectories (2013) for piano & electronics. Performed by Tinna Þorsteinsdottir and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Recorded at Guðríðarkirkja by Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

Shades of Silence (2012) for violin, viola, cello & harpsichord. Performed by Nordic Affect on baroque instruments. Recorded at RÚV Studios by Georg Magnússon. Tonmeister Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Editing and mixing in tracks 2, 4, 5 & 6 Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland

Mastering: Birgir Jón Birgisson
Ármann Agnarsson: graphic designer.
Saga Sigurðardóttir: photographer.

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