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Úlfur - Heaven In A Wildflower
Directed by Máni M. Sigfússon.
Album - White Mountain

Single from White Mountain, featuring Skúli Sverrisson.

Feature :: Stereogum.com
Feature :: Spin.com




Simple generative piece for an orchestra of any size.

Performed at the Center For New Music - San Francisco, 2013.


From a recent TEDx event in Reykjavík




Úlfur - White Mountain
Solo album released on Western Vinyl in 2013.

Tracklisting:
1 Evoke Ewok
2 So Very Strange
3 Black Shore
4 Heaven In a Wildflower
5 White Mountain
6 Knoll of Juniper
7 Molasses

Japanese edition was released on After Hours (AH-118) in 2012.


Úlfur - Black Shore
Directed by Máni M. Sigfússon.
Album - White Mountain




Excerpt from my final thesis installation/performance from The Iceland Academy of the Arts.

Written for a small chamber orchestra and the SEGULHARPA - an electro-magnetic harp I designed.

After the performance, the harp remained as an installation for the following week - creating acoustic generative music.

Link to score.



The SEGULHARPA is an electromagnetic harp i've been working on for the past year. Utilizing 13 hand woven magnetic actuators that feedback through 26 strings on the inside, the SEGULHARPA is a completely acoustic electronic instrument.

The instrument has a very characteristic tone and timbre. Controlled either via OSC(open sound control) through a USB cable, or by the capacitive touch keyboard on the front panel - so you can feel the object vibrate in your hands while playing it.

Future versions will allow any audio signal to be routed through the strings for a completely acoustic "string reverb" effect.

Building process ::




Video of early prototyping of the electromagnetic system ::







Second entry in a series of free improvisation recordings made by Úsland Records.

Recorded live at Úsland Recording Facility in Reykjavik, Iceland on November 10th 2012.

Musicians:
Arnljótur Sigurðsson - Left speaker
Úlfur Hansson - Center Speaker
Indriði Arnar Ingólfsson - Right Speaker

Other:
Albert Finnbogason - Coordinator, recording, edit, mix & master
Tumi Árnason - Coffee and coordinator
Héðinn Finnsson - Album Cover
Úlfur Hansson - Liner notes


A recent workshop I organized in collaboration with Arnljótur Sigurðsson at the LúngA Festival, July 2012.

A treasure hunt of sounds, with the intent to open the ears of the participants to soundscapes surrounding them in everyday life.

In the process of discussing vibrations, math and golden ratios, ideas were materialized in the creation of soundtoys and instruments - which were built throughout the week, followed by an improvised concert.

More on the workshop:
Interview :: Snoop Around
LúngA




Recording of recent live improvisation in Reykjavík, Iceland.



Remix of Go Do by Jónsi.
Go Out EP
Released on Parlophone, 2011


A video produced by Pitchfork during Jónsi's world tour in 2010, where I was part of the band.



A choreographed concert for two performers and two bass guitars.

PRETTY BASSIC was created in and inspired by the elemental surroundings of the deserted Galtarviti lighthouse in the Westfjords of Iceland. It premiered in Reykjavik Dance Festival in September 2009.

Performed by Saga Sigurðardóttir and Margrét Bjarnadóttir.
Music by Úlfur Hansson.