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Kristin Þóra Haraldsdóttir - In Praise of Darkness (UK Première) - 5:4
One of the things i particularly enjoy when listening is the sense of not knowing where i am, uncertain of what exactly the music is doing or where it’s going: of being kept, for a time at least, in the dark. It’s this kind of ‘darkness’ that i think typifies the orchestral piece In Praise of Darkness, by Icelandic composer Kristin Þóra Haraldsdóttir. Much of the work’s first half exhibits an interesting ambivalence, caught between impulses towards reticence and confidence. … →