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Altmusic Presents: Hildur Gudnadottir NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: Hildur Gudnadottir NZ Tour

Monday 18th July, 2011 9:34AM

Altmusic returns with it's international touring program for 2011, announcing Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Gudnadottir for four dates in August. Hildur will play gallery's across the country with a local guest or two in each city...

Friday 19th August,Kenneth Myers Centre - Auckland
with Forgotten Guests

Saturday 20th August, Adam Art Gallery - Wellington
with Nether Dawn and Seth Frightening

Thursday 25th August, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
with Mela (Chch)

Saturday 27th August - Chambers@241gallery, Christchurch
with Seht

Tickets for all show are available now from here at Undertheradar. More details about Hildur and her work below, but first check out this Wildbirds and Peacedrums video "Bleed Like There Was No Other Flood" which Hildur provided the choral arrangement for...

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Bleed Like There Was No Other Flood from Leaf Label on Vimeo.

Press Release:

Altmusic is proud to present Hildur Guðnadóttir (pronounced Hill-dur Guth-nah-door-tier) as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2011.

Hildur Ingveldardóttir Guðnadóttir (b. 1982) is a cellist and composer based in Iceland. Best known for her collaborations with múm and guest appearances with Pan Sonic, she has a rich catalogue of collaborations and varied projects behind her, the most recent being the critically acclaimed Mount A (Touch 2010).

“Her themes and melodies are simple, rarely more than a few bars, but the way she overlaps and combines them or pits them against long held tones, gives her music a tension between restless activity and quiet stasis, as well as an intuitive, almost improvised feel” - Dusted magazine

Guðnadóttir likes to explore the nature and movement of sound, and often turns her experiments into sound and visual installations. She recently co-composed a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1980 film In The Shadow of The Sun with legends Throbbing Gristle, arranged choir for performances by them in Austria and London. Guðnadóttir is also a member of Storsveit Nix Noltes (The Nix Noltes Big Band), a rotating cast of 7 to 10 Icelanders playing traditional Bulgarian and Greek dance music. The group has toured the US twice supporting Animal Collective.

Guðnadóttir has collaborated, played and recorded with other artists such as Skúli Sverrisson, Hilmar Jensson, Hafler trio, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Angel, SchneiderTM, Ben Frost and Stilluppsteypa. As a composer she has written music for plays, dance performances and films, pieces for chamber orchestras, various instruments, voices and electronics.

Tour dates are as follows:

Auckland - August 19th at Kenneth Myers Centre with Forgotten Guests, 8pm, $10.
Wellington - August 20th at Adam Art Gallery with Nether Dawn and Seth Frightening, 8pm, $10.
Dunedin - August 25th at Dunedin Public Art Gallery with Mela (Chch), 8.30pm, $10.
Christchurch - August 27th with Seht at Chambers@241gallery, 8pm, $10.

Altmusic is a programme administered by the Audio Foundation.

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Fri 19th Aug
Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland
Sat 20th Aug
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
Thu 25th Aug
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Sat 27th Aug
Chambers Art Gallery , Christchurch

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