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Nordic Affect

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Nordic Affect: Raindamage

Of Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect, The Chicago Reader says, “Decades ago, the Sugarcubes proved to the rest of the world that Icelandic rock was its own original creation - now Nordic Affect promises to do the same for the country's new-music community.” Nordic Affect performs a selection of works that features the intimate and unique music that has emerged from the Icelandic scene in recent years. The performance of this program for varying combinations of violin, viola, cello, harpsichord, and electronics coincides with the release of their album, RaindamageRaindamage offers music with connections to ecology, be it through references to nature, exploration of sound or interaction with the environment of the performance space, and was released in February 2017 on Sono Luminus. The performance will feature works from the album by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Úlfur Hansson, as well as music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and María Huld Markan Sigfúsdottir.

Here was an ensemble at the height of their powers presenting equally rigorous music with exceptional clarity and conviction." - I Care if You Listen

photo: David Oldfield