"Haraldsdottir's score, sung entirely in Icelandic, is human in it's scope and eternal in it's sound; Bl贸dh贸fnir conveys an elemental earthiness. It challenges past assumptions about culture and demonstrates that history ought to be interrogated and re-evaluated in light of contemporary realities." (Todd Tarantino, MATA Festival.) Bl贸dh贸fnir / Bloodhoof (2016) was written to the award-winning poetic cycle by Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny, with intimate visuals by actress and interdisciplinary artist, Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir for an all-female cast; the critically acclaimed UMBRA Ensemble, with lead vocalist Lilja D枚gg Gunnarsd贸ttir and guest performers, who all sing and play period instruments. The music reflects on the historic and the contemporary with vocal harmonies and earthy gut strings, underlining the continuing historical relevance of the story. The poetic cycle is a reevaluation of an Old Norse mythic poem from the Edda, in which the giantess, Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir, is abducted from her homeland, J枚tunheimar, or the Land of Giants, to be forced to marry the god Freyr in the Land of Gods. This contemporary retelling is told by the giantess herself, redefining what was traditionally perceived as a story of "love" into one of abduction and violence."Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's story is a clear case of human trafficking". (Gerdur Kristny) Gerdur Kristny's poetic cycle, Krist铆n _贸ra Haraldsd贸ttir's composition and Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir's visuals manifest and express Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's deep love for her home, her natural habitat and family, and her tragic fate of abduction and abuse in the Land of Gods. An intimate and powerful ode to women in sound, images and words.
"Haraldsdottir's score, sung entirely in Icelandic, is human in it's scope and eternal in it's sound; Bl贸dh贸fnir conveys an elemental earthiness. It challenges past assumptions about culture and demonstrates that history ought to be interrogated and re-evaluated in light of contemporary realities." (Todd Tarantino, MATA Festival.) Bl贸dh贸fnir / Bloodhoof (2016) was written to the award-winning poetic cycle by Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny, with intimate visuals by actress and interdisciplinary artist, Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir for an all-female cast; the critically acclaimed UMBRA Ensemble, with lead vocalist Lilja D枚gg Gunnarsd贸ttir and guest performers, who all sing and play period instruments. The music reflects on the historic and the contemporary with vocal harmonies and earthy gut strings, underlining the continuing historical relevance of the story. The poetic cycle is a reevaluation of an Old Norse mythic poem from the Edda, in which the giantess, Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir, is abducted from her homeland, J枚tunheimar, or the Land of Giants, to be forced to marry the god Freyr in the Land of Gods. This contemporary retelling is told by the giantess herself, redefining what was traditionally perceived as a story of "love" into one of abduction and violence."Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's story is a clear case of human trafficking". (Gerdur Kristny) Gerdur Kristny's poetic cycle, Krist铆n _贸ra Haraldsd贸ttir's composition and Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir's visuals manifest and express Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's deep love for her home, her natural habitat and family, and her tragic fate of abduction and abuse in the Land of Gods. An intimate and powerful ode to women in sound, images and words.
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Label: IOV
Rel. Date: 01/22/2021
UPC: 726708605223

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"Haraldsdottir's score, sung entirely in Icelandic, is human in it's scope and eternal in it's sound; Bl贸dh贸fnir conveys an elemental earthiness. It challenges past assumptions about culture and demonstrates that history ought to be interrogated and re-evaluated in light of contemporary realities." (Todd Tarantino, MATA Festival.) Bl贸dh贸fnir / Bloodhoof (2016) was written to the award-winning poetic cycle by Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny, with intimate visuals by actress and interdisciplinary artist, Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir for an all-female cast; the critically acclaimed UMBRA Ensemble, with lead vocalist Lilja D枚gg Gunnarsd贸ttir and guest performers, who all sing and play period instruments. The music reflects on the historic and the contemporary with vocal harmonies and earthy gut strings, underlining the continuing historical relevance of the story. The poetic cycle is a reevaluation of an Old Norse mythic poem from the Edda, in which the giantess, Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir, is abducted from her homeland, J枚tunheimar, or the Land of Giants, to be forced to marry the god Freyr in the Land of Gods. This contemporary retelling is told by the giantess herself, redefining what was traditionally perceived as a story of "love" into one of abduction and violence."Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's story is a clear case of human trafficking". (Gerdur Kristny) Gerdur Kristny's poetic cycle, Krist铆n _贸ra Haraldsd贸ttir's composition and Tinna Kristj谩nsd贸ttir's visuals manifest and express Gerdur Gymisd贸ttir's deep love for her home, her natural habitat and family, and her tragic fate of abduction and abuse in the Land of Gods. An intimate and powerful ode to women in sound, images and words.