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Cathy Milliken: Earth Plays : Tectonics Festival Iceland


Cathy Milliken: Earth Plays : Tectonics Festival Iceland

  • Date: Thursday, 10 April 2014, 7pm
  • Venue: Harpa Concert Hall — Reykjavik, Iceland

Event Details

Páll Ivan frá Eiðum : Mirror Neuron System (WP)
Valgeir Sigurðsson : Eighteen Hundred & Seventy-Five (2013)
Cathy Milliken : Earth Plays 1 (WP)
Skúli Sverrisson : Kaldur sólargeisli for voice and orchestra. Text: Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir (WP)
Alvin Lucier : Diamonds (1999)

Iceland Symphony orchestra
Soloist: Ólöf Arnalds
Conductor: Ilan Volkov

Cathy Milliken's Earth Plays for Orchestra is a tribute to the sounds, music and words of people gathering at particular places in the world throughout time. It could be imagined that these gatherings have left "acoustic imprints". The piece is thus a proposal for an acoustic unlocking of these sounds and words once embedded in stone. Earth Plays 1 is the first of four plays and is set at Lake Þingvellir, Iceland evoking images of the reciting of the Laws form the Law- Book, the gatherings


Tectonics is a music festival curated by Ilan Volkov, proudly presented by Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík 10-12 April 2014. How can an orchestra, the nineteenth-century beast, be more radical and experimental? Is it possible? This is one of the questions that started the journey that led to the first Tectonics festival in Reykjavík. Tectonics features programmes of classical modern music combined with other new music genres such as improvisation, electronics and rock. In 2014 Tectonics will take place in five different cities - Reykjavik with Iceland Symphony, Glasgow with BBC Scottish Symphony, Adelaide with Adelaide Symphony, NY at Issue Project Room and Tel-Aviv with the Israeli Contemporary Players.

Featured non-Australian music: Lucier, Sigurdsson, Sverrison, Ivan

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Earth plays : ├×ingvellir : for orchestra (2014) by Cathy Milliken — World premiere
— performed by Ilan Volkov and Iceland Symphony Orchestra

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