ErkiTíð 2022: Spin-On Festival
Icelandic computer- and electronic music festival where music, science and technology meet
ErkiTíð 2022 will be held on Sunday 25-27. November in Reykjavík. At the festival, sixty compositions from various periods of Icelandic electronic music history will be performed and premiered.
The music festival ErkiTíð is a platform for creativity and expression in music with new technology and opens a vision into the future, with a strong resistance in the works of the pioneers of Icelandic computer and electronic music.
From the beginning, ErkiTíð has placed emphasis on Icelandic electronic music and innovation in that field. It was first held in 1994 on the anniversary of Iceland's Republic Day, where all major electronic and computer compositions by Icelandic composers from the beginning were performed.
Over the years, dozens of new Icelandic compositions have been commissioned and premiered on the behalf of ErkiTíð.
One of the pioneers of electronic music in Iceland is Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, and he and his music will be in the foreground at the festival.
At ErkiTíð 2022, a competition for young composers is being held in collaboration with RÚV's Composers Fund and STEFs, where the content of their compositions is related to the works of this pioneer of electronic music in Iceland.
Artistic Director is Kjartan Ólafsson
Program ar Reykjavík Art Museum:
13.00-14.00 Chamber music by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson
- Intrada – for piano, viola and cello
- Kaflar úr strengjakvartettum
Performers: Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir piano, String quartet Siggi, Una Sveinbjarnardóttir.
14.00-15.00 Winning work from the ErkiTíðar and RÚV competition
3. Price (premiere)
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17.30 – 19.00 Chamber Concert
- Kjartan Ólafsson: #9 byltingarkennd píanóverk fyrir Tinnu (2022) (frumflutningur). Tónverk samið í rauntíma með aðstoð gervigreindar (CALMUS)
Flytjandi: Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir, píanó.
- Ríkharður H. Friðriksson: Spherical Flow (2022) (frumflutningur). “Live” frumflutningur fyrir rafgítar og rafhljóð
Flytjandi: Ríkharður H. Friðriksson, rafgítar.
- Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson: Nocturne fyrir sópran, flautu og fjölrása tónband (frumflutningur). Rafhlutinn er saminn 1977 í Institute for Sonlogy í Utrecht í Hollandi en hljóðfæra/rödd hlutinn er saminn 2022.
Flytjendur: Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir, sópran, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, flauta.
ErkiTíð 2022 is held in collaboration with Reykjavík Art Museum, ITM - Icelandic Music Inforamtion Center and Kársness School Choir, the Icelandic Opera and CAPUT, RÚV - with support from STEF and RÚV Composer Foundation. ErkiTíð 2022 is sponsored by the Music Foundation of the Ministry of Culture and Business Affairs and the Reykjavík Culture and Tourism Council.