A shimmering ornament of silt
Sound installation
18 August 2022 - 16 September 2022

A sound installation and performance work co-created by Canadian composer Rebecca Bruton and Icelandic composer and PhD student at Malmö Music Academy, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir. Through ‘a shimmering ornament of silt’ the two musical creators attune to one another’s practices in experimental music, sound, and the interconnectedness of art and ecological systems. Together, they sift through ancient soil, sediment, and fossilization, and consider what the silt carries when it greets us in the present.

The work is commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, CA) for ‘SPHERE: LISTENING TO THE EARTH’, curated by Angela Rawlings.

Premiere will take place on September 22 and the piece will run at the National Arts Centre until September 25, including live performances twice a day within the installation.

Photo by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir.

Read more about the exhibition at NAC Orchestra – nac-cna.ca

Read more about Halla Steinun Stefánsdóttir as PhD student connected to IAC.

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Rebecca Bruton, Sofia Härdig