Ódáðahraun (2015)

Ódáðahraun was written for and premiered by the Score Collective Ensemble in Amsterdam in November 2015.

Ódáðahraun is the name of Iceland’s largest lava-field, which covers around 4400 km². The piece can be seen as a brief overview of lava-field and it’s nearby landmarks, Lake Askja and Mount Herðubreið.

We begin our journey in a desert, where the sand is black and we only hear the gentle breeze of the wind. Gradually the landscape becomes rougher and soon we find ourselves in the middle of the lava. At Lake Askja we find a temporary calmness before we enter the lava-fields again. For a while we wander aimlessly through lava and black sand, but eventually we catch eye on Mount Herðubreið, the “queen of Icelandic mountains”, and as we get closer to the mountain we become overwhelmed by it’s majesty.

 

LIST OF PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS

  1. Score Collective: In the Country of Last Things
    November 6, 2015 at 12:30
    Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Score Collective, cond. Jurjen Hempel

  2. Score Collective: In the Country of Last Things
    November 25, 2015 at 20:00
    TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Score Collective, cond. Jurjen Hempel