Brian Lauritzen posted his thoughts on Silfra and another Bedroom Community recording that was just released, Nico Muhly’s Drones and Piano (which you can now also stream in its entirety). Please check this out!

Brian Lauritzen

Fans of Björk will know the name Valgeir Sigurðsson. The Icelandic record producer and composer has been her engineer since 1998. But Sigurðsson is far from a one-trick pony. He’s worked with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, film director Lars Von Trier, the Kronos Quartet, and Feist. (By the way, his name isn’t that unpronounceable.)

Next week, two new recordings bearing Sigurðsson’s handiwork as producer will be surfacing. One features new music from New York-based composer (and oft-Björk collaborator) Nico Muhly called Drones & Piano. The other, Silfra, is a daring new effort from violinist Hilary Hahn and Düsseldorf-based composer and pianist Volker Bertelmann, who goes by the name Hauschka.

You can preview (pre-hear?) both recordings online. Nico Muhly describes Drones & Piano as “something not unlike singing along with one’s vacuum cleaner, or with the subtle but constant humming found in most dwelling-places.” We surround ourselves with constant…

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  1. This is an aside, but I thought you might enjoy a little “fun fact”: fans of the Ecstatic Music Festival could, as I did, learn of Valgeir Sigurðsson another way: One of the concerts featured the Chiara String Quartet, Jefferson Friedman, and this fellow I hadn’t heard of before then named Sigurðsson. He contributed a string quartet called Nebraska. It was a delight. It seems to have disappeared from sight, which is too bad. I’d love to hear it again.

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