Svartifoss was written for and premiered by the Score Collective Ensemble in Amsterdam in the spring of 2016.
The title of the piece, Svartifoss (english: Black Fall), derives from a waterfall located in Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. The waterfall is one of the most popular sights in the park, surrounded by dark lava columns, which give rise to its name. The music depicts different scenes inspired by the waterfall and it’s surroundings.
Composer Dan Lis has made an interesting analysis of the textures created in the piece.
LIST OF PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS
Composer's Festival Amsterdam 2016
May 11, 2016 at 20:15
Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Score Collective, cond. Juan Pedro Luna Agudo
Ung Nordisk Musik 2018
August 30, 2018 at 20:00
Bergen Cathedral, Norway
Sjøforsvarets musikkorps, cond. Kai Grinde Myrann