Sleeping Pendulum by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir has been nominated on Iceland’s behalf as an entry at the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC). The work was comissioned by Nordic Affect’s violinist and artistic director Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and is written for solo violin and a pre-recorded electronic part. Rostrum is being held in these days in Stockholm, so there is a lot of fantastic creativity aka contemporary music streaming out of the speakers in Stockholm right now, in a space full of contemporary music producers from 27 national radio networks from four continents!!! The Icelandic delegate is bringing together with Sleeping Pendulum the work Lux II by our dear friend Hugi Guðmundsson, written for electronics and flute. Congratulations on the nomination María Huld and Hugi and to Stockholm we send happy listening vibes!
AND THIS JUST CAME IN: Sleeping Pendulum was chosen as one of Rostrum’s top recommendations this year. After a celebratory shout and jump of joy we’d like to congratulate María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir on the outstanding piece and the great results, you go girl!