Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, born in Keflavík, graduated with a master’s degree in composition from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2009. Ingi Garðar is a co-founder of S.L.Á.T.U.R. Collective (Society of Artistically obtrusive composers around Reykjavík).
As a performer Ingi is the world’s leading Thranophone-performer, and performs on the instrument through a standard tuba resonance cavity, the amplification setup he uses for the instrument is custom made by the Belgian visual artist, Pieter de Buck.
As a composer, Ingi’s music has been performed worldwide and attended music festivals in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Netherlands and many more.
Instrument making and development lies in large part in the invention of a performance practice for the instrument. With new instruments, this development often involves working on notation for the instrument, defining the “character” of it, and working on it’s “function” within musical context. Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, composer and performer, has been performing on and developing the performance practice for the electro-acoustic feedback instrument, Thranophone (2007−), since 2009. The instrument uses positive feedback (Larsen effect) to amplify the formant-peaks of complex/simple shaped cavities. It’s sonic material and possibilities of pitches derives from the resonance frequencies of those cavities. In the lecture, Erlendsson demonstrates and shares his own dialogue with this new instrument.