Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Hrafn Asgeirsson


Anna Thorvaldsdottir

A Preview of the Miller Theatre 2013-14 Composer Portraits Series

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Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

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Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

She has worked with various media, from symphony orchestra to studio electronics, but always with a sense...

Composer Portraits

Anna Thorvaldsdottir


Thursday, December 5, 2013, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

                      Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has burst onto the scene in recent years. Her “shimmering, harmonically ambiguous” music is oft described in cinematic terms, evoking an expansive, wintry landscape with “the impression of a distant, howling wind” (The New York Times). Her 2011 album Rhízōma won international accolades, earning places on best-of lists from New York and Chicago to the Nordic countries. Either/Or plays a favorite from that record, Hrím, alongside several pieces never before heard in the U.S.


  • into - second self (2013) U.S. premiere
  • [one] (2008)
  • Ró/Serenity (2013) U.S. premiere
  • Tactility (2012) New York premiere
  • Hrím (2009/2010)