Tectonics Reykjavík, a three-day feast of new music under the direction of Ilan Volkov, is now being held for the third time. This year’s festival will put the spotlight on Icelandic music, with new Icelandic works – new orchestral works in particular – at the forefront, crystallising in collaboration among musicians from various genres. Compositions on the programme will include works by Valgeir Sigurðsson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Skúli Sverrisson/Ólöf Arnalds and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir.
Tectonics was launched in March 2012 and has been enthusiastically received both in Iceland and abroad. At Tectonics, local musicians team up with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra to present a wide variety of works in a new and unique way. The many spaces inside Harpa and the diverse properties and acoustical characteristics of the performance halls in the building are exploited to the fullest.
Tectonics Take Three will be the continuation of performers’ and listeners’ journey through the many and multi-faceted spaces within Harpa’s walls. The festival is a forum for musicians from various genres to join forces and present music in its endless possibilities to adventurous listeners.
More information: http://www.tectonicsfestival.com/reykjavik/