Hljóðheimar

Four compositions for halldorophone and second instrument

Four pieces for halldorophone and a second instrument by composers working within the S.L.Á.T.U.R composer collective commissioned for Hljóðheimar (Soundworlds) an overview exhibition of Icelandic sound art at the Icelandic National Gallery, premiered April 2. 2011. Sandra Snæbjörnsdóttir plays halldorophone in all the works:

Miniature#5 Hallvarður Ásgeirsson, for halldorophone and piano played by Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir.


Hób-Ró Jesper Pedersen, for halldorophone and electric harp played by Katie Buckley.


A Day in February Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, for halldorophone and accordion played by Paula Engel.


293° Áki Ásgeirsson, for halldorophone and thranophone (as prepared tuba) played by Ingi Garðar Erlendsson. Archived by Áki on his site: 293° along with some additional words about the work.

The commissioning of the pieces was supported by Icelandic National Radio’s Composers Fund. Hafdís’s composition “A Day in February”, was nominated by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service for the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna in 2011.