SOUND CHECK Hildur Guðnadóttir this Saturday
//Adam Art Gallery and Altmusic are proud to present
a performance by Hildur Guðnadóttir
with Nether Dawn and Seth Frightening
Saturday 20 August 2011, 8pm
Adam Art Gallery
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
$10 on the door
Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir (b. 1982) is a cellist and composer based in Iceland. Best known for her
collaborations with múm and guest appearances with Pan Sonic, she has a rich catalogue of collaborations and varied
projects behind her, the most recent being the critically acclaimed album Mount A (Touch 2010).
"Her themes and melodies are simple, rarely more than a few bars, but the way she overlaps and combines them or pits
them against long held tones, gives her music a tension between restless activity and quiet stasis, as well as an
intui-tive, almost improvised feel" - Dusted magazine.
Guðnadóttir explores the nature and movement of sound, and often turns her ex-periments into sound and visual
installations. She recently co-composed a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1980 film In The Shadow of The Sun with
legends Throbbing Gristle in Austria and London. Guðnadóttir is also a member of Storsveit Nix Noltes (The Nix Noltes
Big Band); a rotating cast of Icelanders playing traditional Bulgarian and Greek dance music. The group has toured the
United States twice supporting Animal Collective.
Guðnadóttir has collaborated, played and recorded with other artists such as Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler
trio, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Angel, SchneiderTM, Ben Frost and Stilluppsteypa. As a
com-poser she has written music for plays, dance performances and films, pieces for chamber orchestras, various
instruments, voices and electronics.
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Thank you to the New Zealand School of Music.