Out on CARRIER Records 7th of September 2018!
The album INFLUENCE OF BUILDINGS ON MUSICAL TONE is a collection of five recent chamber works by Icelandic composer THRAINN HJALMARSSON, performed by five of Iceland’s most exciting new music performers/ensembles – CAPUT ensemble, Nordic Afect, Ensemble Adapter, Icelandic Flute Ensemble and Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir – five ensembles who are actively redefning what experimental and classical new music is in relation to our modern world.
Ranging from the quiet intimacy of the solo viola in PERSONA, the glacial gravitas of the 12- piece fute ensemble of GRISAILLE - to the explosive dynamics of the title track – INFLUENCE OF BUILDINGS ON MUSICAL TONE - an homage to the extreme acoustics of traditional Icelandic turf houses.
Hjalmarsson is known for his detailed and finely woven sound world, where the act of listening plays a vital role. Here, the perception of sound is ever transforming, revealing an otherwise obfuscated narrative, unfolding in time.