A fascinating new composition by Anna Thorvaldsdottir will flow through Harpa during the opening festivities of the Reykjavík Arts Festival. The building itself plays an integral part in METAXIS, an installation for a scattered orchestra, electric sound and space. Groups of musicians from the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will appear around the building as listeners are granted a unique opportunity to walk around the space and experience shifting perceptions of the music. This creates a personal relationship between each and every guest and this latest work by one of the leading composers of our times. The soundscape of METAXIS is a multi-layered and surprising creation, much like the building it encompasses.
Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a highly respected composer. Her accolades include the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize. Her works have been performed by many of the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles.
The performance of METAXIS lasts around half an hour. It is led by Eva Ollikainen, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor. This premiere of METAXIS is a collaboration between the Reykjavík Arts Festival, Harpa and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Very good wheelchair access.
The nearest bus stop is Harpa. The bus stop Lækjartorg is also nearby.