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Bára Gísladóttir Bára Gísladóttir Bára Gísladóttir
Composer Prize Winner 2024

Bára Gísladóttir

Works

Chamber

Ms. Ephemeris Abyss (2022-23) for 7 alto flutes, 18'50''.

Animals of your pasture (2021) for bass flute, oboe, bass clarinet in Bb, tenor saxophone, percussion, e guitar, harpsichord, double bass and electronics, 20'.

Rage against reply guy (2021) for bass clarinet in Bb, e guitar, violin, cello and live electronics, 9'6''.

Laufgar (2021) for viola and percussion, 10'20''.

Séríslenskt vögguljóð á hörpu (+ stúss fyrir Frank) (2020) for harp, percussion and electronics, 11'.

VÍDDIR (2020) for nine flutes, three percussionists, bass guitar and double bass, 1 h.

Music to accompany your sweet splatter dreams (2019) for flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in Bb, trombone, two percussionists, piano and string quintet, 5'30''.

the worlds within our petty voids (2019) for flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello, 6'50''.

Lof oss að brenna (bæði þessa heims og annars) (2019) for string quartet and electronics, 9'30''.

Split thee, Soul, to Splendid Bits (attn.: no eternal life/light this time around) (2018), for violin, viola, cello and harpsichord, 11'23''.

A lil Requiem before Super Bowl (2018) for soprano, guitar and cello, 6'6''.

Yung Leo (2018) for solo saxophone (alto and tenor), string quintet, three percussionists and electronics, 12'.

Seven heavens (of different heights (and depths)) (2018) for oboe, percussion, harpsichord and double bass, 7'.

Flashes from the various east (2017) for baritone, bass clarinet in Bb, trumpet and trombone, 5'20''.

Prussian blue (2017) for violin and piano, 11'.

Devotchka watch her garbles (2017) for bass flute, bass clarinet in Bb, harp, percussion, double bass and electronics, 13'.

Respirare l'ombra (2017) for harp and a five string double bass, 5'.

otoconia (2017) for string quartet and electronics, 6'40''.

Suzuki Baleno II (2016) for soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and percussion, 7'.

Suzuki Baleno (2016) for soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, violin and percussion, 7'.         

Nið(ur) (2016) for soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and piano, 6'.

Rooftops of Marrakech (2015) for tenor saxophone, double bass and electronics, 1'.

HAF:köf(n)un (2015) for flute, tenor saxophone, guitar and tam-tam, 11'.

NEIND (2015) for violin, double bass, superball-mallet, e-bow a Yamaha CP-70M electric grand piano and some other inconvenient stuff, but only two performers, 11'.

Skreppur seiðkarl og Helena fagra (2015) for trumpet and double bass, 7'.

tif (2015) for piano, clarinet in Bb, violin and cello, 7'.

I nostri dei sono morti IV (2015) for mezzo soprano, tenor saxophone, double bass and electronics, 3'.

I nostri dei sono morti III (2015) for mezzo soprano, double bass and electronics, 3'.

I nostri dei sono morti II (2015) for mezzo soprano, baritone, two flutes, piano, double bass and electronics, 3'.

I nostri dei sono morti (2015) for soprano and 5 double basses, 3'.

MiMaMü (2015) for two flutes and a double bass, 10'.

Vöxtur: I. Rætur, II. Bolur, III. Brum, IV. Króna (2014) for violin and marimba, 8'.

Waltsmart-röð (2014) for balkan band, 5'.

Skökk stjarna (2014) for flute and piano, 4'.

Rooftops of Barcelona (2014) for tenor saxophone/saxophone in C, 1-∞amplified double basses and electronics, 14'.

Haukur í horni (2013) for flute, bass flute, clarinet in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, trumpet, bassoon, percussion, accordion, two violins, viola, two celli and a double bass, 19'.

Afi minn frá Ísafirði (2013) for flute, clarinet in Bb, trumpet, bassoon and accordion, 8'.

Eldtungur í Vaðlaheiði (2012) for violin, two celli and a double bass, 9'.

Fimm fuglar, fjórir fingur: I. Eyjan Iona, II. Í bjarnarhíði (2012) for string quartet, 15'.

Confessions of a bloody dancer (2012) for harp and percussion, 8'.

Fiskur undir steini (2011) for piano trio, 10'.

Tog milli tveggja tauma (2011) for clarinet in Bb, cello and accordion, 5'.

Úr fjarska (2010) for piano quintet, 10'.

Choral

NĀT (2020) for mixed choir (SATB), 6'.

Solomon Grundy (2017) for mixed choir (SATB), 4'.

Sancta Caecilia (2014) for children's choir 9'.

Hvar dreymdi mig þessa drauma (2012) for mixed choir (SATB), 3'.

Í sandinum átti ég eftir (2012) for mixed choir (SATB), 4'.

 

Dance, theatre, film and radio

EVER|RÊVE (2023), for 9 performers and electronics, directed by Ben J. Riepe, 2h.

BEGINN (2022), for 12 performers and live electronics, directed by Ben J. Riepe - in collaboration with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Staatsoper Hannover, 75'.

THE BREATHING FOREST (2021), music for a film by Wolfgang Lehmann, 60'.

BRIMSLÓÐ: 1. grynni, 2. miðbik, 3. dýpi (2016), music for the radio program Á vit undirdjúpanna, 50'.

Svamlandi eru sælir (2015), dance piece by Brynja Jónsdóttir, for double bass and electronics, 16'.

Landsliðið á línu (2014), theatrical piece by Arnar Dan Kristjánsson, for double bass, 45'.

Tango (2013), dance film by Halla Þórðardóttir, for double bass, 15'.

 

Orchestral

Hringla (2022) for solo double bass and orchestra, 16'20''.

COR (2021) for orchestra, 15'34''.

ÓS (2018) for orchestra, 5'.

VAPE (2016) for orchestra, 12'.

Turn a Blind Eye (2016) for orchestra, 11'20''.

Solo

RÓL (og gól (roll and goal)) (2023) for tuba and electronics, 9'45''.

SILVA (2022) for double bass and live electronics, 1 h. Out on Sono Luminus/ESP-disk in January 2023.

Stars with Shadows (on vast void and whatnot) (2022) for solo piccolo, 8'10''.

Ever Out After Dark (or blue lady in boring city) (2022) for alto flute and live electronics, 12'.

GLÓÐ|STELPA (2022) for solo flute, 7'52''.

GROWL POWER (2022) for bass flute and live electronics, 13'15''.

ARACHNE (2020) for solo harpsichord and live electronics, 10'20''.

fists clenched (2020) for double bass and electronics, 3'34''.

GRAVIS (2020) for double bass and electronics, 5'21''.

her palms faced down forever after (2020) for double bass and electronics, 6'36''.

tvíhirta (2020) for double bass and electronics, 5'50''.

cusp day (2020) for double bass and electronics, 10'44''.

no afterlife thanks (2018) for double bass and electronics, 5'47''.

Sandbjerggade 19 (2018) for double bass and electronics, 5'31''.

SUĪ (2018) for double bass and electronics, 10'.

VĒXŌ (2018) for double bass and electronics, 1'43''.

ORF (en líka axir og önnur pyntingatæki) (2018), for viola d'amore and electronics, 8'30''.

ORF (en engar axir né önnur pyntingatæki) (2018), for viola d'amore, 6'21''.

Fluttering wings (2018) for violoncello, 2'24''.

Balder's Dream (2018) for accordion, 2'8''.

Mass for some (2017) for double bass, voice and electronics, 53'.

Rooftops of Berlin: studio version (2016) for double bass, 10'27''

SKY AV LYS (2016) for organ, 4'25''.

BRIMSLÓÐ: Variations II (2016) for double bass and electronics, 17'22''.

BRIMSLÓÐ: Variations (2016) for double bass and electronics, 12'.

BRIMSLÓÐ (2016) for double bass and electronics, 47'14''

Rooftops of Berlin (2015) for double bass, elastic threads and four helpers, 12'.

Rooftops of Milan (2015) for double bass and electronics, 16'.

Rooftops of Prague (2015) for double bass, 7'.

Dancing Keen (2015) for clarinet in Bb, 6'.

Paradoxical Vision (2015) for tenor saxophone, 6'.

Jódynur (2015) for flute, 14'.

Beðið (2014) Yamaha CP-70M, e-bow and a brave performer with a good voice, 13'.

Café Kafka (2014) for double bass, 5'.

Dauði flugunnar (2013) for flute, 5'.

Himnastigi (2013) for piano, 2'.

 

Vocal

exaudi (2020) opera for soprano, tenor, flute, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet in Bb, violin, cello, percussion and piano, 35'.

Átta lög við ljóð eftir Kött Grá Pje (og nokkur hlægilega stutt millispil) (2018), for m-s., baritone and string quartet, 9'20''.

Method of loci (2016) for mezzo soprano and piano, 13'.

Stjarnfylli (2012) for mezzo soprano and piano, 2'.

Í varpanum (2012) for mezzo soprano and piano, 3'.

Stelkurinn (2011) for baritone and cello, 2'.

Electronic

ASMR feed (2019), 2'8''.

Planeta Ufologia (2019), 2'32''.