Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Halldór Úlfarsson

Halldór Úlfarsson (1977) studied fine art and design in Helsinki, Finland. His practice has gradually become inseperable from his project the halldorophone, an electro-acoustic string instrument he´s been developing for the past years. The halldorophone features in many new compositions by contemporary composers premiered at new music festivals in recent years. When Halldór works with the halldorophone himself it´s most often in the form of arranging collaborations, instrumentations and locations that strategically positions the instrument within the western musical tradition.

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This is a production still from “Composition for DIMI-A & halldorophone” 2014. The location is the Sibelius instrument museum in Turku Finland. People seen are: My Hellgren and Jari Suominen. The instruments are halldorophone#8 and DIMI-A synthesiser by Finnish inventor Erkki Kurenniemi. The work has not been premiered.