Listasafn Islands

Sláturtíð Music Festival 2013, Hafnarhús, Wednesday 16 October through Saturday 19 October 8 p.m.

Sláturtíð is an annual music festival of S.L.Á.T.U.R., a composer collective centered in Reykjavík, and will be held for the fifth time from 16th-19th of October at Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhús. The music festival is held in collaboration with the concert series Jaðarber and Reykjavik Art Museum.

This year the American composer Daniel Corral, the Danish composer Lars Graugaard, the Norwegian composer Morten Minothi Kristiansen and the South-African visual artist Josh Ginsburg will visit the festival. There will also be concerts by longtime collaborators of the festival such as Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and Ensemble Fengjastrútur.

Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, born and raised in Alaska. His music finds outlet in puppet operas, accordion orchestras, handmade music boxes, electronic collages, site-specific installations, chamber music, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Corral’s music has gained great attention in Los Angeles, being commissioned and presented by numerous venues.

Danish musician Lars Graugaard is active in a variety of musical areas. He has a long academic background with a degree in flute performance as well as in interactive music. As a flute performer he has given concerts and recorded the music of his contemporaries as well as classical composers. In recent years, Graugaard has turned to the computer, shaping it as a sophisticated performance vehicle in interactive and generative music. When performing laptop music, Graugaard often uses the alias Lars from Mars.

In the performance “First found, then lost“, Norwegian musician Morten Minothi Kristiansen and South African artist Josh Ginsburg act as ‘misdirected strangers’ adrift in the cities of Oslo, Bergen and Reykjavik. Exploring the sense of being lost, they will seek out ambiguous, transitory spaces of the city and locations of flux, disorder and uncertainty. A performance of live instrumentation and digital projection sourced from the archive will conclude each city’s exploration.

Sláturtíð Program in Hafnarhús:

Wednesday 16 October 8 p.m
“Down to the North, Up to the South”
The Artist team Morten Minothi Kristiansen and John Ginsburg from South Africa will do a performance,  Lars Graugard will perform along with guests, The band Two for a Dollar will perform and electronic works by Þorkell Atlason will be played.

Thursday 17 October 8 p.m:
Music for Accordion and Viola performed by an Icelandic-American duo of Daniel Corral and Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir.

Friday 18 October 8 p.m
Tinna makes Haggish
Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir performs new music for Toy Piano.

Saturday 19 October 8.p.m
Fengjastrútur Gala Concert
New works for the ensemble Fengjastrútur.

For more information on the Sláturtíð Music Festival, visit:

Admission to all performances is free.

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