Event info

“There is something hidden” Five new pieces to be discovered on a dark Friday night at Fríkirkjan in Reykjavík. Three soloists; Kristinn Sigmundsson bass singer, Auður Hafsteinsdóttir violinist and Skúli Sverrisson electric bass player tune in with Caput in some dynamic and contrasting compositions.

Efnisskrá / Program

Þráinn Hjálmarsson
Impalpable / Corporeal (2017) 10’
Finnur Torfi Stefánsson
Fiðlukonsert 017 / Violin concerto 017 (2017) 17 ’
Auður Hafsteinsdóttir, einleikari / soloist
frumflutningur / premiere
Veronique Vaka
Fell (2017) 9’
Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson
Sex ljóð úr Eyktir (2017) 10’
fyrir baritón rödd og kammersextett / for bariton and sextet
I. Dagur
II. Leikkassi
III. Næturbjartir glampar
IV. Þá
V. Söknuður
VI. Nóttin hljóðnar
Kristinn Sigmundsson, einsöngvari / soloist
frumflutningur / premiere
Ólafur Björn Ólafsson
Hulið / There is something hidden 10’
Skúli Sverrisson, einleikari / soloist
frumflutningur / premiere
Stjórnandi / conductor: Guðni Franzson

CAPUT has established itself as a force in Icelandic cultural life and as one of the leading new music ensembles in Nordic countries. The ensemble was founded in 1987 by young Icelandic musicians. The sole purpose of the ensemble is the performance and recordings of new music. Caput has premiered countless works by Icelandic and "Overseas" composers. The long list of composers that have worked with the ensemble shows clearly the immense diversity of musical creation in late 20th century and early 21st century. CAPUT has performed in 15 European countries, America and 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, Classico, GM Recordings, Touch, Bad Taste and Deutsche Grammophon, to name a few. CAPUT is supported by the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Ministry for Culture and Education.