Andrými í litum og tónum „Uppruni“ - Opnunartónleikar Alþjóðlegrar flautuhátíðar í Reykjavík

Tónleikarnir eru að þessu sinni í samstarfi við Alþjóðlega flautuhátíð í Reykjavík sem stendur yfir dagana 27. - 29. mars 2015. Yfirskrift tónleikanna „Uppruni“ vísar í sérstakt samband verkanna við uppruna sinn. Britney Whitney Clark Kent er ekki dulargervi er stútfullt af tilvitnunum í flautubókmenntirnar, Sea of names fjallar um uppruna sem óhlutgerða tilveru hlutanna og sýning A Kassen sem stendur yfir í safninu er í heild sinni eftirlíking af sýningu Carnegie Art Award árið 2014. Verkin takast á við um hugmyndina um listsköpun, hver það sé sem skapar listaverk og hvenær listaverk öðlast samþykki sitt sem listaverk.

Flytjendur:
Berglind María Tómasdóttir
Maiken Mathisen Schau, flauta
Trond Schau, píanó

Efnisskrá:
Lasse Thoresen (1949-) - Sea of names
Carolyn Chen (1983-) - Britney Whitney Clark Kent er ekki dulargervi

Lasse Thoresen - Sea of names
Flautuleikarinn Maiken Mathisen Schau og píanóleikarinn Trond Schau munu heimsækja okkur frá Noregi flytja verkið Sea of names sem Lasse Thoresen samlandi þeirra og handhafi tónskáldaverlauna Norðurlandaráðsins samdi sérstaklega fyrir þau. Verkið hefur tekið flautuheiminn með trompi og hefur þegar verið flutt á flautuhátíðum í Póllandi, Þýskalandi og Noregi en hljómar nú í fyrst sinn á Íslandi. Maiken mun einnig kenna flestum flautuhópum margt nytsamlegt um upphitun og fingrafimi og Trond mun koma fram með fleiri flautuleikum á hátiðinni.
Carolyn Chen - Britney Whitney Clark Kent er ekki dulargervi

Dans- danskonsert fyrir flautu og hljómsveit á bandi, sem kannar sögu og sjálfsmynd flautu og flautuleikara. Miðaldaskáldið Eustache Deschamps taldi flautuna lifa tvöföldu lífi -- sem lágvært innihljóðfæri, en einnig sem hávært og herskátt hljóðfæri sem spilað var á með sekkjapípum og trompetum.
"Clark Kent er ekki dulargervi. Clark er sá sem er, Superman er það sem ég vinn við."

Carolyn Chen um verkið:
„Britney Whitney Clark Kent er ekki dulargervi er dans- danskonsert fyrir flautu og hljómsveit á bandi sem kannar sögu og sjálfsmynd flautu og flautuleikara. Þegar við töluðum fyrst saman um verkið ræddi Berglind um órætt samband hennar við klassískar flautubókmenntir og langvarandi tengingu þeirra við sjálfsmynd flautunnar sem hljóðfæris sem og sjálfsmynd hins klassískt menntaða flautuvirtúóss. Verkið spratt upp úr sannfæringu minni um að hin dulda sjálfsmynd Berglindar sé poppstjarna og að sú sjálfsmynd sé í raun tengd tónlist fortíðar. Hlutverk mitt var að elta þessar tengingar, út frá andblæ og formum.“

English:
Lasse Thoresens - Sea of Names
Lasse Thoresens Sea of Names was comissioned by Trond and Maiken Schau in 2012. The title refers to a non-materialistic state of existence, a place where all things dwell, before or after, having earthly shape. One of the most important musical features of the piece, derives from Fartein Valens violinconcerto (1940) ” The Hero of my youth” as Thoresen puts it.
Carolyn Chen - Britney Whitney Clark Kent Is Not a Disguise
A dance dance concerto for flute and orchestra on tape, exploring the history and identity of flute and flutist. Medieval poet Eustache Deschamps suggested that the flute led a double life -- as a soft, indoor instrument, as well as a loud, military one, played with bagpipes and trumpets.

"Clark Kent is not a disguise. Clark is who I am, while Superman is what I do."

Carolyn Chen:
“Britney Whitney Clark Kent Is Not a Disguise is a dance-dance concerto for flute and orchestra on tape, exploring the history and identity of flute and flutist. When we first talked about a piece, Berglind spoke of her ambivalent relationship with historical repertoire and its enduring connection to the identity of the flute as an instrument as well as the identity of the classically-trained flute virtuoso. The piece began with my conviction that Berglind's secret identity is a pop star, and that this identity is in fact connected to the music of the past. The work was to trace out these connections, motivically and spiritually.”

Performers:

Flutist and interdisciplinary artist Berglind Tómasdóttir frequently explores identity and archetypes in her work. Tómasdóttir has worked with elements of video art, theater and music through various performances, including the acclaimed I’m an Island (2012). Her work has been featured at Reykjavík Arts Festival, MSPS New Music Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana, The 2013 National Flute Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, REDCAT in Los Angeles, CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico and the Bang on a Can Marathon in San Francisco. Berglind Tómasdóttir holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music and the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and a DMA in contemporary music performance from University of California, San Diego.
http://berglindtomasdottir.com/bio/

The Norwegian flutist Maiken Mathisen Schau received her professional training at the Royal Danish Conservatory of music by prof. Toke Lund Christiansen and in London by prof Jonathan Snowden. She made her debut performing the Carl Nielsen Concerto with Trondheim Symphony orchestra in 1994 and during 1995 she gave a triple debut as a recitalist ;at the Music Festival of Northern Norway ,where she won the Debutant of the year price ,and in the Danish City of Copenhagen and Aalborg. Since 1999 she has been employed with the Royal Norwegian Navy Band . Maiken has given premiere performance of numerous Norwegian works for flute ,received with great acclaim from music critiques. She has played concerts in USA,Russia, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, China, Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Belgium, France and Lithuania as solo-, chamber-and orchestral flutist. This is her first performance in Iceland!

Pianist Trond Schau was educated from The Norwegian Academy of Music and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. His teachers include the legendary Lazar Berman and Kalman Drafi. While still a student, he made his debut with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and made several performances for the Norwegian Broadcasting. Over the next years, concerts were given in England, USA, Germany, Holland and Russia as well as numerous performances in Scandinavia and particularly at major music festivals in Norway. He is a much sought after accompanist and chambermusician. As a recitalist his repertoire includes some of the major works by Liszt and Chopin. As a soloist with orchestra concertos by Grieg, Ravel and Strawinsky. During the autumn of 2012, Trond was elected as profile for contemporary musicians in Norway and gave first performances by major Norwegian composers such as Lasse Thoresen ao. Trond has strongly been focusing on repertoire for flute and piano and
regularly works in a duo his wife, flautist Maiken Schau. For several years he has been employed as an accompanist for the flute classes at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.