La Poesie, new CD with works by Thordur Magnusson

Smekkleysa has recently released a compact disc (CD) under the name of La Poesie which consists of chamber music works by Thordur Magnusson. The works include four recent compositions that are performed by musicians, all of whom are in the front line among Icelandic performers/soloists. They include Sigrun Edvaldsdottir, Anna Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Sigurdur Ingi Snorrason, Sigurdur Flosason, Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir, Snorri Sigfus Birgisson, Peter Tompkins, Vigdis Klara Aradottir, Guido Baumer, Solveig Anna Jonsdottir, and Thorir Johannsson. Thordur Magnusson has in the last few years become acknowledged/made a name for himself as an outstanding composer in the forum of Icelandic contemporary music as well as being sought after freelance arranger. In the past, works by Thordur Magnusson have been released as collective albums and in collaboration with other musicians. This, however, is the first CD containing solely music by Thordur Magnusson.