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I like to think of different movement and direction in musical form. I was intrigued by the thought of something that would otherwise naturally grow upwards, reaching for light and surrounded by air, rather being drawn in the opposite direction where darkness and solid form serve as the source of gleaming luminosity and breezy surroundings.
Although growing up with classical music and predominantly working and living in an environment of classical contemporary/avant garde music, I’ve been very much fascinated by other genres as well; alternative, experimental, heavy metal, noise, drone, techno and electronica, and I believe SILVA is the byproduct of all of that.
Every sound on SILVA is of the double bass, processed to various degrees and layered into a mass of noise. The main elements of the clean double bass content are a mixture of low drones, creating thick, dark, somber oil-like layers, and higher overtones/multiphonics, serving as a soaring, smoky, but light fog, surrounding the otherwise dim core.
Bára Gísladóttir (IS)
Bára Gísladóttir is an Icelandic composer and double bassist based in Copenhagen. Her work is generally based on and the concept of sound as a living being. She studied composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík with Hróðmar I. Sigurbjörnsson and Þuríður Jónsdóttir, at the Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan with Gabriele Manca and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Niels Rosing-Schow and Jeppe Just Christensen. Her award-winning music has been performed by ensembles and orchestras around the world. Gísladóttir has released several albums, most recently SILVA. She is an active performer and regularly plays her own music, solo or with her longtime collaborator Skúli Sverrisson. In addition, she is the double bassist of the Elja Ensemble and performs as a soloist. In recent years, Gísladóttir has been moving towards interdisciplinary productions, collaborating for the most part with Ben J. Riepe.