Listasafn Islands

Fringe Berry Concert Series: Gerhard Stäbler & Kunsu Shim

German composer Gerhard Stäbler and Korean Kunsu Shim will be special guests at the  Fringe Berry Concert Series at Kjarvalsstöðum Wednesday 27 March, 8 p.m. Both composers have been influential in experimental music in last decades and worked together since 2000. They also founded the Earport, a centre for experimental music in Duisburg.

Gerhard Stäbler (b. 1949 in Germany) has since the 1980s been a noticeable participant in German experimental music. His works often involve visible objects such as light and theatrical appearance, as well as including improvisation. The purpose is generally to steer the audiences focus towards a set feeling or perception. His works have been internationally recognized and he has appeared in festivals and concerts in Europe, N- and S- America and the Mid-East. 

Kunsu Shim (b. 1958 in S-Korea) studied composition at Helmut Lachenmann and Niculaus A. Huber in the 1980s and has since then prolonged in Germany. During the 1990s his work took a new direction towards silences and simplicity. He joined the Wandelweiser group, a group of composers working with silent music during 1994-1999. The sea (especially around his birthtown Pusan) and the open space around it is the core of Kunsu Shim´s work.

Along with Stäbler and Shim these musicians will appear;

Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, violin
Grímur Helgason, clarinet
Frank Aarnink, percussion
Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, piano
Fengjastrútur (Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson,  Gunnar Grímsson, Gunnar Karel Másson, Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir and Þráinn Hjálmarsson).

Everyone is welcome. Free entrance. 

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 06.20.2015