The RNCM’s In Focus celebration of Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir continues with an in conversation event featuring Thorvaldsdottir herself and Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker. The evening also includes a full programme of the Thorvaldsdottir’s chamber music performed by RNCM students, along with pieces by two of the College’s most promising composers: Helena Walsh and Eve Vickers. Highlights from the Thorvaldsdottir works include Transitions for cello, which explores the theme of ‘man and machine’ and Rain, a haunting, typically evocative work for soprano, flute, guitar and pre-recorded electronics.
The event, taking place at 6pm on 5 May, forms part of a three-day celebration of Thorvaldsdottir’s music, which calls to mind the mighty natural forces of her native Iceland, translating the ecosystems of nature into orchestral soundscapes whose materials continuously grow in and out of each other. Read about the full programme of events here.