Posts Tagged: Sono Luminus

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Occurrence

Occurrence is the conclusion of a masterful trilogy that began with 2017’s Recurrence and continued with 2019’s Concurrence.  All three are published by Sono Luminus, who has captured lightning in a bottle with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.  Over the past two decades, Daniel Bjarnason

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

ACL 2020 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern composition is arguably the most upscale of our categories, and often includes music composed for film, dance and theatre.  The genre lends itself well to conceptual projects and is strong enough to incorporate a great deal of experimentalism without

Gyða Valtýsdóttir ~ Epicycle II

Many of our readers have heard Gyða Valtýsdóttir without learning  her name.  As a co-founder of múm, she injected mystery into the band’s early releases.  On her own, she’s gone from strength to strength, building her reputation through original works and

Gyða Valtýsdóttir ~ Epicycle II

Many of our readers have heard Gyða Valtýsdóttir without learning  her name.  As a co-founder of múm, she injected mystery into the band’s early releases.  On her own, she’s gone from strength to strength, building her reputation through original works and

Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Caput Ensemble, Tui Hirv ~ Atonement

Páll Ragnar Pálsson‘s new album is dark and mysterious, reflecting the ravages of war and the uncertainties of time.  Yet one can’t help but view it through the lens of love.  This is because the album would not exist without

Páll Ragnar Pálsson, Caput Ensemble, Tui Hirv ~ Atonement

Páll Ragnar Pálsson‘s new album is dark and mysterious, reflecting the ravages of war and the uncertainties of time.  Yet one can’t help but view it through the lens of love.  This is because the album would not exist without

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Concurrence

The Sono Luminus follow-up to the 2017 CD Recurrence affords listeners a golden opportunity to hear new works from Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Haukur Tómasson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Páll Ragnar Pálsson as performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, and all

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Anna Thorvaldsdottir ~ AEQUA

What a treat to hear new music from Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, teaming up once again with the International Contemporary Ensemble, who made 2015’s In the Light of Air such a delight.  ICE has an obvious love for the composer’s music, drawing

Nordic Affect ~ He(a)r

H(ear) is an album close to our hearts, as it invites a closer listen, reflecting the philosophy of our site.  The women of Nordic Affect continue to beguile as they present a multitude of works by female composers ~ including for the first time

Nordic Affect ~ He(a)r

H(ear) is an album close to our hearts, as it invites a closer listen, reflecting the philosophy of our site.  The women of Nordic Affect continue to beguile as they present a multitude of works by female composers ~ including for the first time

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Recurrence

A sense of wonder develops when one realizes one is listening to one of the year’s best albums.  This takes a while to solidify ~ first impressions are hard to trust ~ but by the tenth play or so, it hardens.

Iceland Symphony Orchestra ~ Recurrence

A sense of wonder develops when one realizes one is listening to one of the year’s best albums.  This takes a while to solidify ~ first impressions are hard to trust ~ but by the tenth play or so, it hardens.