Sigurður Guðjonsson Anna Thorvaldsdóttir at ISSUE Project Room
Sigurður Guðjonsson & Anna Thorvaldsdóttir
Trajectories at ISSUE Project Room New York
Trajectories for video, piano & electronics by the visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson and the composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir will be performed at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn on ‘Ulima hits New York’. Trajectories was premiered at the opening concert of Reykjavik Visual Music festival at Harpa in Reykjavik january 2014 where Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir performed on the piano.
The acclaimed piano/percussion quartet Yarn/WIre perform the work at Ultima Festival New York as well as work by composers Øyvind Torvund and Simon Steen-Andersen.
Øyvind Torvund: The Stacks
Simon Steen-Andersen: Rerendered
Anna Thorvaldsdottir/Sigurdur Gudjonsson: Trajectories
* Jacob Kirkegaard
Else Marie Pade: Faust & other electronic pieces
Sigurdur Gudjónsson (b. 1975) makes videos where image, sound, and space form a seamless whole.The distant world of these works draws the viewer toward its core, through a near-bodily experience of the interplay of image and sound with the setting. Gudjónssons body of work ranges from single and multi-channel video works, sound and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Art Museum, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, Arario Gallery, Beijing, Liverpool Biennial, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, Safn Reykjavík, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Kling & Bang Gallery and Bergen Kunsthall Norway.
Anna Þorvaldsdóttir (b.1977) music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions. Her chamber orchestra piece Hrim was awarded Composition of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards 2011, as well as the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011. At the Icelandic Music Awards 2012, Anna was awarded Composer of the Year and her debut album Rhízōma was awarded Classical/Contemporary Album of the Year. Anna is the recipient of the prestige Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming.