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Nordic Affect

Icelandic award winning ensemble Nordic Affect has been hailed as ‘multi-disciplinary force of nature’ (A Closer Listen), as gem in Iceland’s music life (Fréttablaðið) and for ‘ineffable synergy between the performers’ (San Francisco Classical Voice). Nordic Affect releases now its third album on the Sono Luminus label. Titled H e (a) r the album features seven world premiere recordings, including a soundscape which lends its title to the album by the group’s artistic director; composer and violinist Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir. The work “H e (a) r” connects to ecology, acoustics and embodiment; drawing on encounters and what happens in the connection.

Many of the instrumental works are a continuation of Nordic Affect’s longstanding collaboration with some of the exciting talent to emerge out of Iceland in recent years, many of which were featured on the 2015, releaseClockworking. The title track was chosen for NPR's Songs We Love series and featured in various best-of-the-year lists, including Steve Smith’s for Night After Night, The Chicago Reader, and The New Yorker.

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  1. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: I
  2. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: Spirals
  3. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir H e (a) r: II
  4. Mirjam Tally: Warm life at the foot of the iceberg
  5. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: III
  6. Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Reflections
  7. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: IV
  8. Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Impressions
  9. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: V
  10. Hildur Guðnadóttir: Point of Departure
  11. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: VI
  12. María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir: Loom
  13. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir: H e (a) r: VII