75%-seminar: Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
HÉR! An Exploration of Artistic Agency, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
Welcome to a two-day screening of the work of performer/curator/composer Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir.
On Thursday, 30 September, there will be a special live performance of 'Violin with Þytur' by Kent Olofsson, performed within the 9 mono channel installation 'Þytur' by Stefánsdóttir. The event is part of Halla’s 75% doctoral seminar with Professor Marcel Cobussen from University of Leiden/Doc Artes acting as opponent. Currently titled 'HÉR! An exploration of Artistic Agency', Stefánsdóttir's work is set to provide a further understanding of the situated, emergent agency in music and sound art.
Thursday, 30 September
15.00-20.30 Installations in the Red Room, VR/Sound Lab, Café, Artist Studio and foyer.
19.00 Concert in the Café area.
Friday, 1 October
09.00-13.00 Installations in the Red Room, VR/Sound Lab, Café, Artist Studio and foyer.
10.00-12.00 Seminar in the Red Room. Opponent: Professor Marcel Cobussen from University of Leiden/Doc Artes.
Performer, composer, curator Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir is one of Iceland’s leading figures within the contemporary music scene. She has been the artistic director of ensemble Nordic Affect since its inception in 2005 and her compositional output has spanned everything from electro-acoustic compositions to sound and media installations.
Halla Steinunn’s playing is featured on albums on the Sono Luminus, Brilliant Classics, Bad Taste Records, Mirjam Tally, Carrier Records, Musmap and Deutsche Grammophon labels. They have received various accolades, including the Iceland Music Award and the Swedish Manifest Prize. 2018 saw the release of her work He(a)r on Nordic Affect’s album by the same title. The album was featured in various best-of- the-year lists, including the Boston Globe, I Care if You Listen and Second Inversion. Recent projects have included Spherical White with Diamond, a site-specific installation created for NATUR (UK) in collaboration with National Trust Formby (UK) and Fjärilarna steg upp, aninstallation of 8 mono channels created for The Botanical Garden in Lund (SE).