Composed by: Hafdis Bjarnadottir

Premiered at Astrid Noacks Atelier, Copenhagen, August 2014.

Gamla hverfið mitt/Mit gamle kvarter (My Old Neighbourhood) is a new work by Icelandic composer Hafdis Bjarnadottir in presented in collaboration with Astrid Noacks Atelier.

Hafdis Bjarnadottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bjarnadottir used to live for one year at outer Nørrebro, Copenhagen.

In the piece Bjarnadottir uses sound recordings from places at Nørrebro, where different types of people meet and have fun. From these recordings she finds tonality, texture, shades and rhythm as a base for working with this as compositional material.

To draw out these elements she collaborates with SCENATET to play five duets in five different rooms with the recordings from Outer Nørrebro.

Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the Danish Agency for Culture.

Photo: Tessa de Zeeuw