Þráinn Hjálmarsson - Composer residing in Reykjavík at the moment. Studied M.A. in composition at the royal conservatoire den Haag. Þráinn is a part of a generation of composers that not only composes music but involves to his creative work being a lecturer, artistic director and festival director.

Currently residing in Reykjavík, working on various projects such as running a concert series dedicated to new music at Hafnarborg art center and developing the musical instrument Þránófónn (e. Thranophone), a feedback instrument based on acoustic resonance in various (complex/simple) cavities.

Contact: thrainn.hja [@] gmail.com

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Upcoming performances:

18th of October 2013 - Performance of the work Svíta (2007) for Toy Piano performed at Sláturtíð 2013 festival performed by Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir

25th of January 2014 - Performance of the work Svíta (2007) for Toy Piano performed at Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir's solo Toy piano concert in Mengi, Óðinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík.

28th of February 2014 - Premiere of the work (MMXIV) mise en scène, written for Ensemble Adapter, premeried at the music festival Nordlichter 2014 in Radialsystem V in Berlin.

10th of May 2014 - Premiere of a new piece for Viola, written for Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Premiered at Tectonics 2014 in Glasgow.

June 2014 - Icelandic premiere of (MMXIV) miss en scene - by Ensemble Adapter at FRUM-festival in Reykjavík

Autumn 2014 - Premiere of a new piece for Icelandic flute ensemble and Duo Harpverk, in collaboration with the visual artist Sigurður Guðjónsson - TBA

4th of October 2014 - Premiere of a Orchestra work for BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow

Early 2015 - Premiere of a new work for Viola d'amore by Marco Fusi in Italy - TBA



Listen:



Influence of buildings on musical tone
- work for vln., vla., vlc., db., perc., perc.
[2013]



Recording of a performance by members of Icelandic Symphony Orchestra at Eldborg Hall, Harpa Reykjavík, April 18th 2013 - Recording from the national radio broadcast.

Influence of buildings on musical tone - EXCERPT - First 6 pages



MMXIII - work for cl., hrn., perc., vln., vla., db.
[2013]



Recording of a performance by Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra at Harpa Concert Hall, February 2013 - Recording from the national radio broadcast



y = f(x) - work for 2 bass flutes - uses animated notation
[2012]



Recording of a performance at Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús at Sláturtíð 2012 Music Festival, October 2012

y=f(x) - Video from a performance of the work