The piece is composed on the occation of Dark Music Days, a festival dedicated to contemporary music in Iceland. The concert, that will also include works by Gunnar Andreas Kristinson, Davíð Brynjar Fransson and Gerald Barry, starts at 19:30 in Harpa concert house in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Here are a few words about the composition:
My piece, Nostalgia, is among other, inspired by The Myth of Sisyphus, by Albert Camus; the films of Andrei Tarkovski, that have many references to lost time; and last but not least, my staying in a country where time has not travelled in the same tempo as I grew up in.
At the beginning of the composition there is stillness. After a while some hidden emotions start to emerge and from there starts a procedure where it is needed to look inwards and try to understand everything better, at the same time as things are getting more complicated. This development reaches a point of culmination and then starts to unravel. What we did not know before, comes to light.