Event info

Caput Ensemble will perform compositions by a number of Icelandic composers.

• Flux 173 by Haukur Tómasson ‘8
• Skuggaljós by Gísli Magnússon ‘15
• Music to accompany your sweet splatter dreams by Bára Gísladóttir ‘6
• Þan by Kristján Guðjónsson ‘17
• Coda by Haukur Þór Harðarson ‘17
• adoS by Halldór Smárason ‘10


• Ecognosis by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir ‘25

CAPUT Ensemble founded in 1988 by young Icelandic musicians has established itself as a force in Icelandic cultural life, and is one of the leading new music ensembles in Nordic countries. The artistic direction of CAPUT is the performance and recordings of new music. They have premiered countless works by Icelandic and international composers showing the immense diversity of musical creation in the late 20th century and early 21st century. CAPUT has performed in 15 European countries, America, Japan and China. On the list are among others: Warsaw Autumn, The Gulbenkian Festival - Lisbon, Holland Festival, Prague Marathon, The International New Music Week - Bucharest, New Concert Series - Toronto, Santa Cecilia - Rome, Wigmore hall - London, Bejing Modern Music Festival. CAPUT has published over 20 CDs for labels in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, England and the United States, with publishers like BIS, Naxos, CClassico, GM Recordings, Touch, Bad Taste and Deutsche Grammophon, to name a few. Recent recordings will be published by Sono Luminus, USA.

Conductor - Guðni Franzson

Guðni Franzson is active in Icelandic musical life, co-founding CAPUT in 1988 and conducting them on international tours and recordings. As a conductor he has worked with orchestras and ensembles in Northern Europe, including Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa and Pori Orchestras in Finland, and Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark. Guðni has worked closely with most Icelandic composers, among them Golden Globe winner the late Johann Johannsson. Educated as a clarinetist in The Netherlands where he was the recipient of the Léonie Sonnings prize during his studies, Guðni pursued a career as a soloist on an international scale, especially in the field of contemporary music. As a composer, his focus is on music for theatre and dance. Guðni is active as a music educator running Tôney (www.toney.is), a centre for creative music education.