Sheet Music: Score
Gestumblindi : for solo trumpet / Melody Eötvös.
by Melody Eötvös (2020)
Gestumblindi was a character in Norse mythology, best known for an exquisite contest of wisdom that took place between himself (though Odin was in fact disguised as him) and King Heidrek. Gestumblindi presented a series of riddles which, due to their ingenuity, eventually exposed him as Odin.
The idea of creating a piece for a solo melodic instrument inspired by a riddle was too intriguing a project to take my eyes off. While there are many riddles to take inspiration from in the Gestumblindi-Heidrek exchange, the second last in the series evoked the most interesting visuals for me, musically speaking.— Melody Eötvös
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (2p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 2 min.
First performance by Justin Lingard — 19 Aug 20. Online (streaming only)
Includes programme notes.
Analysis & Media
- Video: Gestumblindi
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