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.