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Elektra Ensemble – An Ode to Nature

Sunday Classics

An Ode to Nature

Toru Takemitsu                                    And then I knew ‘twas wind

Toshio Hosokawa                                Stunden-Blumen

Kolbeinn Bjarnason                            New work – world premiere

Toru Takemitsu                                    Rain Spell

Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson                        New work – world premiere

Hanns Eisler                                        14 Ways of describing the Rain, Op. 70

A concert, dedicated to nature, where the audience will be led by the performers into nature as composers from both the east and west experience it. The journey takes us where the wind blows, flowers grow and wither, and it rains. Hososkawa’s Stunden-Blumen is inspired by the composers love for nature, especially flowers. Takemitsu’s dreamy music has a smooth unimpeded flow of sounds and silence throughout. Hanns Eisler wrote 14 Ways of describing the Rain for Joris Ivens’ film, The Rain. In this charming piece one can hear the rain in many ways. The programme also includes a world premiere of two new pieces by Kolbeinn Bjarnason og Helgi Rafn Ingvarsson which are inspired by nature. In this exciting programme Elektra Ensemble will be joined by Duo Harpverk and Þórarinn Már Baldursson violist.