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Einar Torfi Einarsson - works


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(anti-chronological)



Scalar
for indeterminate instrumentation
duration: ca. 10', various (performer's discretion)
year: 2022-3
premier: ELISION Ensemble, Kathryn Schulmeister (contrabass) and Rohan Dasika (contrabass), Melbourne Recital Centre, 9 September 2023.


Grapher morphogenetics IIb
real-time screen-score for any string(s) instrument (solo ~ quintet+)
duration: various (performer's discretion) // infinite
year: 2023
premier: tba.
score: link


Other proportions: rough path by extinction (virgula ligatura)
for saxophone and piano
duration: ca. 6'
year: 2022-23
premiere: ELISION Ensemble, Alex Waite (piano) and Joshua Hyde (saxophone), 11 February 2023, Leeds University, UK. Supported by RÚV & STEF Composers Fund (IS). Recorded and broadcast by the BBC.
listen: link


analogues/dialogues
for bass clarinet and bassoon
duration: ca. 9'
year: 2021
premiere: Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson & James Aylward, 4 January 2022, BKA theater, Berlin. Supported by RÚV & STEF Composers Fund (IS).
listen: link


Grapher series

for interpretation/improvisation (of any size and kind)
duration: various
year: 2021
premiere: -
score: link


Grapher morphogenetics IIa
real-time screen-score for any string(s) instrument (solo ~ quartet)
duration: various (performer's discretion) // infinite
year: 2020-2021
premiere: Dejana Sekulic, 2 March 2022, Phipps Hall, University of Huddersfield.
score: link


SCENE #21 from Scenes you would like to hear
for two performers
duration: minimum 5'
year: 2019-2020
premiere: Berglind María Tómasdóttir & Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, 16 January 2020, Mengi, Reykjavik


stilla #1
for Berglind María Tómasdóttir (flute) and Tinna Ţorsteinsdóttir (piano)
duration: ca. 10-20 min
year: 2018
premiere: Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Tinna Ţorsteinsdóttir, 10 January 2019, Verpja eggjum concert series, Nordic House, Reykjavik


Countability - part 1: 0-221 (quantity = quality)
for any type and amount of instruments
duration: ca. 138 min
year: 2013-2018
premiere: Fengjastrútur (conductor Einar Torfi Einarsson), 2 June 2018, Mengi, Reykjvik, Iceland


month
for mono audio, fixed media
duration: 744 hours
year: 2017-18


week
for mono audio, fixed media
duration: 168 hours
year: 2017-2018


Urban/Nonurban distancing

for two performers
duration: open/dependent 
year: 2017
premiere: Sigurđur Einarsson & Örvar Erling Árnason, COW concert series, April 27, 2018, Mengi, Reykjavik, Iceland


Music for Political Spaces (partial #2, osmosis)

for flute and video
duration: 30 min
year: 2017
premiere: Berglind María Tómasdóttir, January 27, 2018, Dark Music Days, Húrra, Reykjavik, Iceland


Music for Political Spaces (partial #1, osmosis)

for flute and video
duration: 30 min
year: 2017
premiere: Berglind María Tómasdóttir, 3 November 2017, Lćkjargata 12 (now demolished), Reykjavik, Iceland. Supported by Musica Nova Music Fund.


Desiring-Machines. partial-object 0.0833
for trombone & cello
duration: open (4-10 min)
year: 2016
premiere: Two New Duo, January 18, 2017, Drückereihalle im Ackermannshof, Basel, Switzerland
score: link
listen:


Theory-Fiction I: non-corresponding variance
for three toy pianos and imaginary accompanyment (one player)
duration: 2'40'' (version 1)
year: 2015
premiere: Tinna Ţorsteinsdóttir, 1 February 2015, Dark Music Days 2015
score: link


Negative Dynamics II: entangled strata
for a pianist
duration: varying
year: 2014
premiere: Tinna Ţorsteinsdóttir, 31 May 2014, Listasafn Íslands, Reykjavík. Listahátíđ í Reykjavík / Reykjavík Arts Festival.
score: link


Desiring-Machines: partial-object 0.1667
for oboe, violin, viola and cello
duration: varying
year: 2013
premiere: Stolz Quartet, 26 February 2014, Splendor, Amsterdam
listen: fragment from the Stolz Quartet CD


foldings/inclusions

for (contra-)bass-clarinet and live electronics
duration: 5'-10'
year: 2013
premiere: Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, 24 April 2016, Hljóđön, Hafnarborg, Iceland. Supported by Musica Nova Music Fund.
listen:




Desiring-Machines: partial-object 0.0417

for any flute
duration: 5'-10'
year: 2013
premiere: Kristjana Helgadóttir, 29 October 2013, Nordic House, Reykjavik


Desiring-Machines
for conductor and 24 musicians
duration: 17'-27'
year: 2012
premiere: Ensemble Intercontemporain (conductor: Susanna Mälkki),
04 October 2012, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
score: link
listen (fragment):


Non-vanishing vacuum state

for bass-flute, bass-clarinet, trumpet and cello
duration: 5'53''
year: 2011
premiere: ELISION Ensemble, 22 October 2011, TRANSIT, Leuven, Belgium. Other performances on Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Dark Music Days (Caput Ensemble). Recorded and broadcast by RÚV.
score sample: link
listen:


Repetition of Repetition
for orchestra
duration: 8'-20'
year: 2011
premiere: Iceland Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Martyn Brabbins),
06 October 2011, Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland. Nordic Music Days 2011. Recorded and broadcast by RÚV.  
score:
listen:


Negative Dynamics I(a/b)
for a string player
duration: 30'' (a), 30' (b)
year: 2011
premiere: Johnny Chang, 05 April 2011, University of Huddersfield.
score: link


Quanta
for 12 musicians
duration: ca. 12'
year: 2010
premiere: Klangforum Wien, 05 February 2011, Helmut-list-halle, Graz, Austria. Also in Wiener Konzerthaus 18 February 2011. Recorded and broadcast by Ö1 ORF. 
score: sample
listen (fragment):


Topiary
for recorder
duration: ca. 6'
year: 2009
unperformed


Tendencies
for oboe, bass-clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin and double-bass
duration: ca. 10'
year: 2009
premiere: ELISION Ensemble, 26 November 2009,
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,
other performances by PHACE Ensemble in Wiener Konzerthaus 22 March 2018.

listen (movement 3):


Apertures
for orchestra
duration: ca. 9'
year: 2009
premiere: Holland Symfonia (conductor: Etienne Siebens), 12 September 2009, Gaudeamus Music Week. Recorded and broadcast by Dutch Radio NPS.


Marml
for cello
duration: ca. 8'
year: 2009
premiere: Ephraim van Ijzerlooij, 15 May 2009, Conservatorium van Amsterdam.


Seven Intensions
for flute, bass-clarinet, harp, piano and percussion
duration: ca. 7'
year: 2008
premiere: Adapter Ensemble, 26 August 2009, Lokhalle, Berlin.
other perfomrances on Time of Music Festival in Finland (2010), and Nordlichter Biennale (Berlin). Recorded and broadcast by Finnish Radio YLE. 

listen (movement 4):


Conditions -posttensions- II
for bass-clarinet, accordion and double-bell trumpet
duration: ca. 7'
year: 2008
premiere: ensemble cras, 19 September 2009, Altes Pfandhaus, Köln.


Nine Tensions
for 12 musicians
duration: ca. 12'
year: 2008
premiere: Ligeti Academy, 15 May 2008, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam. Other performances: Insomnia Ensemble (Dutch Music Days 2008), Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Caput Ensemble (Dark Music Days), recorded and broadcast by RÚV, Dutch Radio NPS.
listen (movement 2):


Conditions -posttensions extension-
for bass-clarinet, accordion, soprano, cello and percussion
duration: ca. 10'
year: 2008
unperformed


Macrophobia

for violin, clarinet and percussion
duration: 1'
year: 2007
premiere: students Conservatorium van Amsterdam, October 2008.
listen:


Conditions -posttensions-
for bass-clarinet and accordion
duration: ca. 7'
year: 2008
premiere: DuoPlus, 04 February 2008, Dark Music Days, Reykjavík, Iceland. Recorded and broadcast by RÚV. Supported by Musica Nova Music Fund.


Conditions
for 8 musicians
duration: ca. 8'
year: 2007
premiere: Nieuw Ensemble, 19 June 2007, Paradiso, Amsterdam.