Work for 16 wind instruments using animated and standard notation, premiered by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on Tectonics Festival, Reykjavík 2014.
Oslo Philharmonic performing Esoteric Mass - photo courtesy of Henrik Beck / nyMusikk
Esoteric Mass - Excerpt
Only Connect 2016: Oslo Philharmonic & Ilan Volkov
August 2016, Robert Barry for The Wire
“A circle of light appears in the middle of the floor with a single white dot spinning in perpetual orbit. A woodwind quartet stands around it. As the dot passes them by they play a note - long if the dot spins slowly, short if it rushes past at speed. It is simplicity itself. But then a second ring is added with its own dot, asynchronous with the first. And then a third ring. Add to that the position of the audience, surrounding the four winds, with a further outer ring of brass around the audience, intoning long, langorous chords, and you get a work capable of bewitching effects, even as its means remain perfectly transparent.”
Only Connect 2016: Fredag 20. mai
Excerpt from a performance of "2 víti" by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, performed by Albert Finnbogason and Kjartan Holm at Upp Rís Úr Rafinu Festival, Harpa concert hall, 2013.
Sound recording: Albert Finnbogason
lohanimalia by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir
Animated graphic notation for bassoon, cello, thranophone, 2 double basses, electric guitar and percussion
Premiered on March 3rd 2012 at Tectonics Music Festival
collaboration with sigrún jónsdóttir
Skeletons Having Sex on a Tin Roof
Orphic Oxtra - Skeletons Having Sex on a Tin Roofs Hs
Music video for 'Skeletons Having Sex on a Tin Roof' from Orphic Oxtra's new album Kebab Diskó. Out now on Record Records. Music/Video: Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir Choreography/Wardrobe: Sigrún Jónsdóttir
Loosely based on Swords of Chaos's 'Skeletons Having Sex on a Tin Roof', rendition by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and featuring Helgi R. Heiðarsson on saxophone.