by Finnur Karlsson
Ten Days Around Midwinter was written in Copenhagen from the 16th to the 26th of December 2016. The piece is structured like a personal journal, where I wrote exactly 30 seconds each day, resulting in a 5 minute piece. The beginning of each day is marked with a musical signal based on the roman numerals, underlining the predetermined diary-like structure of the piece. Each day I incorporated things that were on my mind at the moment, ranging from simple musical ideas to masked quotations to music that I had performed during the day.
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_Finnur Karlsson_ is an Icelandic composer of chamber, orchestral and vocal music based in Copenhagen.