by Parallax+Bjarnadóttir

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Haukadalur 06:16
Elliðavatn 04:05
Grímsnes 05:29


Parallax+Bjarnadóttir is a collaboration between Norwegian improv trio Parallax and composer/electric guitarist Hafdís Bjarnadóttir. Lighthouse consists of compositions based on selected field recordings from Icelandic nature previously released on Bjarnadóttir’s album Sounds of Iceland. The name of each piece is the location where the field recording was made.


released August 30, 2020

Are Lothe Kolbeinsen: guitar
Stian Omenås: trumpet and percussion
Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud: percussion
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir: guitar

Music by Kolbeinsen, Omenås, Thorsrud and Bjarnadóttir
Produced by Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

Mixed and mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson
Skonrokk Studios / Skonrokk Mastering

Artwork by Are Lothe Kolbeinsen

Recorded at Akranes Lighthouse
Thanks to lighthouse keeper Hilmar Sigvaldason and Nordic Culture Point

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Hafdis Bjarnadottir Reykjavik, Iceland

Composer and electric guitarist Hafdís Bjarnadóttir combines her training in jazz and classical music with her interpretation of the 'sounds of life' to produce music that has been described as both comforting and challenging at the same time. Her past projects include an orchestra piece made with knitting instructions, three critically acclaimed solo albums and various commissioned pieces. ... more

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