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The Woman in the Mirror

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Three women called Ingibjörg merge in one Ingibjörg, one mind, one sound.

A memorable concert experience where poems by Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir are woven into the soundscape of singer Ingibjörg Fríða and composer Ingibjörg Ýr. You will hear the Icelandic folk instrument langspil, as well as the piano, clarinet, electric sounds, kalimbas, harmonium and, of course, voices.

‘The woman in the mirror’ is a song cycle with new songs to the poems of Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir (1942-2016). Ingibjörg Fríða and Ingibjörg Ýr have been working on this project for the last few years and have received a grant from the Icelandic artist’s salary fund to complete the work. Ingibjargir have performed around the country, for example in Siglufjörður, Þingvellir, Stykkishólmur, Egilsstaðir and Reykjavík.

Ingibjörg Fríða Helgadóttir, voice and other instruments
Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir, compositions, piano, voice and other instruments

This concert is sponsored by Ýlir and the Icelandic artist’s salary fund.

Ingibjörg Fríða is a singer with a diverse background in music. She studied both classical and rhythmic/jazz singing in Iceland. She also has a bachelor’s degree in creative music communication from the Iceland University of the Arts, with exchange study period in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. The past years, Ingibjörg Fríða has worked as a professional singer, soloist as well as a member of different choirs and chamber groups, in classical, jazz, pop and folk music.

Ingibjörg Ýr studied composition in the Iceland University of the Arts and finished her bachelor’s degree in 2016. Her main teacher was Hróðmar I. Sigurbjörnsson. After graduation she moved to England to do her internship with composer Anna Þorvalsdóttir. Ingibjörg Ýr has composed diverse pieces and worked with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, Breiðholtskirkja choir as well as different theatre groups, dancers and filmmakers. She currently works as a composer and as well as music teacher at Hjallastefnan kindergarten.