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Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir 1977-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 154 publications in 4 languages and 1,900 library holdings
Genres: Art music  Biography  Interviews  Scores  Chamber music  Parts (Music)  Microtonal music  Songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Composer, Librettist, Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M647, 785.38
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir
Aerial by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the light of air by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

6 editions published in 2015 and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tetralogy of works by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir that together form a unified structure, written for viola, cello, harp, piano, percussion & electronics. The four main movements are titled Luminance, Serenity, Existence and Remembrance, and are connected by transitions to form a seamless flow throughout the work. The work also has a Prologue and an Epilogue. The work streams from one movement to the next through a flowing texture of sound materials and harmonies
Aequa by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

3 editions published in 2018 and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glissando( )

in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhízōma by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and ideas by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following thesis is in four parts consisting of three of my music scores and one thesis. The first music score is Streaming Arhythmia, written in 2007 for my second jury performance at UCSD. The piece is written for a small chamber orchestra and was premiered at UCSD, by graduate students of the music department, October 13th 2007. The second score is Breathing, written in 2007 for the Icelandic wind octet Hnukapeyr and premiered by them on Dark Music Days in Reykjavik, Iceland, February 9th 2008. The third score is Breath, written in 2008 for vocalist, 6 stethoscopes and computer. The piece was written in connection with a course at UCSD that focuses on compositions with computer collaboration. The piece was a collaboration project between me and Daniel Shapira, who did the computer work of the piece. The piece was premiered February 26th 2008 by vocalist Stephanie Aston. The fourth part is a short thesis about the connection between music and emotion. The purpose of this essay is not to superficially try and explain the term 'emotion' in music in general. Rather, the significance of emotion in music creation is the focus, to try to understand and explain how emotion can be said to inevitably be a part of the creational process of any piece of music
Aeriality : music for orchestra by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a composer, my primary objective is to write music over words. I prefer to express myself in sounds rather than prose, which is why the piece Aeriality, written for a large orchestra in 2010/2011, constitutes the primary content of this dissertation. As the focus is on the music itself, via the music score, the amount of written text is minimal. The introduction to the dissertation is an introduction to Aeriality, describing the inspiration for the piece and the conceptual approach to the music. The main section of the dissertation presents the music score. (Since the work is written for a large orchestra, the music notation had to be reduced considerably in size to fit the format of the dissertation.) The music is written for a large orchestra of 41 individual parts that are at times divided even further within instrumental sections. The music features layers of sound structures and moments of lyrical emphasis. Quartertones are used as a device to construct walls of sounds beyond the chromatic scale in order to achieve a massive sound structure. The final section of the dissertation presents the program notes that are written to accompany the work for performance. Aeriality is the seventh piece I write [i.e. have written] for orchestra, and it distinctly reveals my passion to search for sound-worlds that are produced by a large instrumental force. It presents layers of internally related materials, often within a chromatic and quartertone setting that is constructed around a harmonic progression that the music flows through from beginning to end. This progression is presented both in the form of collective orchestral efforts going through the same materials as well as in layered entities of smaller instrumental alliances to create a conjuration of a musical atmosphere that does not dwell within a single melodic sphere but rather travels between the various sonic fields that are inspired by the visual indication that the title suggests
Sequences : for bass flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone and contrabassoon (2016) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden : for percussionist and grand piano (2009) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hvolf : for soprano and piano : (2009) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in Icelandic and Multiple languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transitions : for violoncello : (2014) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

2 editions published in 2017 and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scape : for piano (2011) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shades of silence : for violin, viola, violoncello and harpsichord (2012) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressions : for prepared harpsichord (2015) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

4 editions published in 2017 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections : violin, viola & cello by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

4 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeriality : hljómsveit = orchestra by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields : for ensemble and electronics : (2016) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectra : for violin, viola and violoncello (2017) by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

2 editions published in 2017 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

aequilibria by Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir( )

3 editions published in 2014 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir componiste uit IJsland

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir compositora islandesa

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir compositrice islandaise

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir compozitoare islandeză

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir Icelandic composer

Anna S. Þorvaldsdóttir isländische Komponistin

Anna Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir

Anna Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir, 1977-

Anna Þorvalds., 1977-

Anna Þorvaldsdóttir

Anna Thorvaldsdottir, 1977-

Thorvaldsdottir Anna

Þorvaldsdóttir, Anna 1977-

Þorvaldsdóttir, Anna S. 1977-

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