Listasafn Islands

Frum - 2013, Dal Niente, Kjarvalsstaðir 13 and 14 July at 8 p.m.


Frum- is a festival for contemporary music taking place in Reykjavík/Iceland every summer. The goal of the festival is to introduce masterpieces of contemporary music literature. Pieces that have already established themselves within music history but nevertheless are seldom heard in the concert halls of Reykjavík. Frum- offers a great opportunity to get an international perspective on traditions and trends of contemporary music developments. The Frum- festival is a unique opportunity for music-lovers, and specially aspiring musicians, to experience live the masterworks of the contemporary repertoire.

The festival is organized in cooperation with the Reykjavík Art Museum. The museum’s exhibitions allow the audience to experience the music in a creative and stimulating environment.

The focus of Frum- 2013 will be on the music of the German composer, Helmut Lachenmann. Lachenmann (b. 1935) has been one of the world´s most influential composers of the last 50 years. His music is very demanding for the performer and uses vide range of extended techniques invented by the composer. Lachenmann's music is unusual and often very quiet, but at the same time highly virtuosic and vigorous. The focus of the music lies not only on the sound but also on the way it is produced. Thus sound and noise become equally important creating a totally new musical experience. Other works on the festival are all by composers from the German-speaking world, that is Klaus Huber from Austria, Georg Friedrich Haas and Johannes Schöllhorn from Switzerland and Sarah Nemtsov from Germany.

Program Frum- 2013

Kjarvalsstaðir 13 July 2013 at  8 p.m.
Klaus Huber (1924) Sabath (1966/67) for flute, viola and harp.
Sarah Nemtsov (1980) „à deux“ (2009) for harp.
Georg Friedrich Haas (1953) Finale (2004) for flute.
Johannes Schöllhorn (1962) Under one’s breath (1996) for flute, viola and harp

Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, harp.
Kristjana Helgadóttir, flute.
Nikolaus Schlierf, viola.

Kjarvalsstaðir 14. July 2013 at 8 p.m.
Helmut Lachenmann (1935):
Dal Niente (1970) for clarinet.
Intérieur I (1966) for percussion.
Trio fluido (1966) for clarinet, viola and percussion.

Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, clarinet.
Nikolaus Schlierf, viola.
Matthias Engler, percussion.

The concerts start at 8 p.m., the house opens at 7.30 p.m.
Price 2.000/1.500 ISK (15/10 €), free for 16 years old and younger

Adapter is a German-Icelandic ensemble for contemporary music based in Berlin, founded 2004. On international concert tours and in the studio Adapter plays world premieres and other selected works of the recent past. The ensemble also produces and co-produces larger interdisciplinary projects. Adapter stays in touch with the latest developments in the differing scenes of contemporary creation - maintaining a progressive, authentic and powerful style.

Adapter has performed in various Festivals such as Reykjavík Art Festival, Nordic Music Days, Young Nordic Music, A Time Of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Dark Music Days, Crossing Border, Maerz Musik, Global Interplay, Israel Festival and Ultraschall. Adapter has also held concerts and Workshops in Germany, Japan, Israel, Russia, Turkey and many other countries.

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