Award winning ensemble Nordic Affect offers a Christmas programming set to provide a fresh look on what Christmas and its music can be in the 21st century.
Through the ages Christmas has been a season where many thinks of or travel home. Home is however also a living environment and ever changing; one we shape ourselves. Through ‘Að Heima / To Home’ Nordic Affect invites the audience into their musical home, where they meet instruments, whose sounds create intimacy and nearness.
And just as every voice should be heard in the household, all the performers will contribute to the program through their own choice of baroque consort music and holiday tunes from his/her homeland into the programming. During the event, soundscapes by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir will reverberate through the space, drawing on field recordings from the ensemble’s biological home, Iceland and as a special tour de force, as home should be a place of respect and inclusion, the audience will be invited to join the ensemble in a regular Christmas sing-along.
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir (IS), violin
Antina Hugosson (SE), violin
Ian Wilson (UK), recorders
Liam Byrne (US), gamba
Guðrún Óskarsdóttir (IS), harpsichord