A Northern Year, composed by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir and performed by Passepartout Duo, indulges in the music that is hidden in everyday natural phenomena by transforming data about the sun’s position in the sky above Reykjavík into melodies and rhythms for piano, percussion, and electronics.
Beginning and ending at the solstices, the piece follows a cycle that is often a backdrop for life in the north: energetic and bright summers followed by introverted and dark winters.
released March 20, 2019
Music by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
Mixed and mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson
Skonrokk Studios / Skonrokk Mastering
Performed by Passepartout Duo
Christopher Salvito - drums / percussion
Nicoletta Favari - piano / keyboards
Artwork by Anastasia Savinova
The Call of The Mountain / Kristínartindar, Ísland
Recorded at Kunstnarhuset Messen and Wallcon Lydstudio
Project initiated with support from the Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point