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Bára Gísladóttir: A lil Requiem before Super Bowl + other stuff

  • MENGI 2 Óðinsgata Reykjavík, 101 Iceland (map)

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Bára Gísladóttir: A lil Requiem before Super Bowl and other stuff

Welcome to Bára Gísladóttir’s concert in Mengi, containing the Iceland premiere of one of her latest pieces, A lil Requiem before Super Bowl, as well as some other stuff (perhaps some of Bára’s solo project for double bass and electronis, but who knows, REALLY?!??!)

A lil Requiem before Super Bowl was written in 2018 for the Danish trio BE:tween:SIDES. The piece describes the circumstances of when Super Bowl is about to start and you really just want to hang yourself.
Björk Níelsdóttir (soprano)
Svanur Vilbergsson (guitar)
Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson (cello)


Bára Gísladóttir is an Icelandic composer and double bassist based in Copenhagen. Her music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras such as The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Duo Harpverk, Elektra Ensemble, Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble InterContemporain, Esbjerg Ensemble, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, loadbang, Marco Fusi, Mimitabu, NJYD, Riot Ensemble, Siggi String Quartet and TAK Ensemble. Bára´s pieces have been selected for festivals such as Dark Music Days, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, International Rostrum of Composers, KLANG Festival, Nordic Music Days and Ung Nordisk Musik. In 2018, Bára received the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize and was the composer in residence at Skálholt Summer Concerts.

Bára has released three albums; Different Rooftops, in 2015, containing pieces for voice, tenor saxophone, double bass and electronics, B R I M S L Ó Ð, in 2016, a piece in three movements for double bass and electronics, and Mass for some in 2017, for double bass, voice and electronics.

Bára is an active performer and regularly plays her own music. In addition to this, she is the double bassist of Elja Ensemble, Skark Ensemble, and Balkan-band Orphic Oxtra. She has also performed with Ensemble Adapter, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and S.L.Á.T.U.R.

She is currently working on a new album with Skúli Sverrisson, as well as writing a piece for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Photo by Gabrielle Motola.

Door at 20:30 - Event starts at 21:00 - Tickets: 2500 ISK