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UK Premiere of Valgeir Sigurðsson's Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five

Jan. 01, 2019

UK Premiere of Valgeir Sigurðsson's <em>Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five</em>

On January 11, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rumon Gamba, gives the UK premiere of Valgeir Sigurðsson's Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five. The work was originally commissioned and premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, led by Alexander Mickelthwate, and is featured on Valgeir Sigurðsson's most recent album, "Dissonance", which won "Album of the Year" at the Icelandic Music Awards. "Dissonance" is Sigurðsson’s fourth studio album and his first solo release since 2012. It combines traditional Western music with airy electronics and sound manipulation.

Listen to Valgeir Sigurðsson's The Crumbling (2012/arr. 2014) here:

(The Crumbling/Valgeir Sigurðsson, from "Architecture of Loss")

To learn more about Valgeir Sigurðsson, visit:

Valgeir Sigurðsson
Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five (2013)
for orchestra and electronics