Music, Jazz and Blues
Múlinn Jazzclub - Tumi Árnason - Warming(Hlýnun)
Wednesday 27th October - 20:00
outset everything merges. Echoes from the sound sources shroud
perception. Steadily the reflections subside as we draw closer to a
vital ever-changing core.
Icelandic saxophonist and composer Tumi A´rnason presents high-concept sombre opus Hly´nun (Warming), a piece that addresses our current existential threat, the climate crisis, through free jazz and experimental improvisation.
Hlýnun invites the listener into a dynamic ecosystem. Four instruments orbit each other, trade ideas and create vital soundscapes. A living multiplicity that grows and flourishes, gains balance but is threatened by an ever advancing hegemony. Songs of extinct birds are unveiled through melodies and a requiem for life itself bursts out of the organ. Man’s diagrams and machinery invade the composition, rousing intensities and endangering its unity. Members are lost in the commotion, the ecosystem regresses and becomes an apocalyptic ambiance, hiss and silence.
At the end we dissolve into dust and phantoms amid machinery and void.
Tumi Árnason, saxophone
Magnús Jóhann, piano
Skúli Sverrisson, bass
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, drums
The ticket prices are as follows:
Wednesday 27. October - 20:00
Björtuloft is located on the top floors of Harpa, at the very summit of the building, offering spectacular views of the city, the harbour and the mountains. Björtuloft makes an elegant and unusual setting for special gatherings, such as private corporate banquets and meetings. The hall is on two levels with a bar and balconies on the lower level.