Daniel Pioro & valgeir sigurÐsson
Inhabiting a sound world between the acoustic and the electronic, British violinist Daniel Pioro and Icelandic composer and producer Valgeir Sigurðsson come together for a set of music that draws inspiration from their shared love of textured, fractured sound, and the grey areas between noise and melody. Pioro and Sigurðsson intersperse new sounds with music from long ago, drawing particular inspiration from each one’s most recent records, Dust (2019) and Dissonance (2017), respectively. Theirs is a constantly evolving partnership, and they can next be heard at the inaugural Hidden Notes Festival, Stroud, and at the Philharmonie de Paris.
Valgeir Sigurðsson is an Icelandic composer and producer, whose music melds contemporary classical writing and esoteric electronic production. He has been described as “an artist who manipulates sound and expression with cerebral precision... builds and releases tension in such a way that a single note is able to tear you apart before bringing resolution back to your senses.”
photography by Marts Augusts