Haukur Þór Harðarson (IS)

Haukur started playing the trombone when he was 9 years old. He graduated from the Icelandic music school FÍH at the age of 22.
In 2009 he started his composition studies at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, where the Icelandic composer Atli Ingólfsson was his main teacher. Haukur graduated with a BA degree in composition in 2012. Alongside his studies Haukur has been playing with the Icelandic balkan band Orphic Oxtra.
The End / Old tape
Old tape
The beginning of the piece is like a reflection from the past, it is distorted and warped until it becomes completely unrecognizable. The echo of the past serves as a force of destruction in this first part.
The process
Then, out of the indistinguishable cloud of sounds, raw, meaningless material emerges. Shadows appear that remind us of the same destruction as we heard at the beginning. They give the material meaning and the material gives them meaning.
Now the shadows that once were a power of destruction have to stand on their own and form their own image as a force of creation, thus the cicle of destruction and creation is finished.

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