Anna Thorvaldsdottir
(1977-)
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir is a composer who frequently works with large sonic structures that tend to reveal the presence of a vast variety of sustained sound materials, reflecting her sense of imaginative listening to landscapes and nature. Her music tends to portray a flowing world of sounds with an enigmatic lyrical atmosphere.

Anna’s music is frequently performed internationally, and has been featured at several major venues and music festivals such as Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in NYC, the Composer Portraits Series at NYC's Miller Theatre, ISCM World Music Days, Nordic Music Days, Ultima Festival, Klangspuren Festival, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Tectonics, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Her works have been nominated and awarded on many occasions - most notably, Anna is the recipient of the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize 2012 for her work Dreaming.

Some of the orchestras and ensembles that Anna has worked with include International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), BIT20, Musiques Nouvelles, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the CAPUT Ensemble, the Oslo Philharmonic, and Either/Or Ensemble.

Anna holds a PhD from the University of California in San Diego.

Anna’s debut portrait album - Rhízōma - was released in October 2011 through Innova Recordings and was very well received and appeared on a number of “Best of 2011” lists, e.g. at TimeOut New York and TimeOut Chicago.
Anna's new portrait album - Aerial - was released by Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Classics in November 2014 and appeared on a number of year end lists, e.g. at New Yorker Magazine, Boston Globe, iTunes Classical, and WQXR's Q2.

STUND MILLI STRÍÐA(C835-002)
A moment of piece
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2002
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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SUNDRUNG(C835-008)
Shatter
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2004
Product type
PDF
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SUNDRUNG - EINING(C835-014)
Shattering - Unity
Product categories
Electronic/Acoustic, Chamber works
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2003
Product type
PDF
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TACTILITY(C835-044)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works, PERCUSSION
Instruments
Harp, Percussion
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2012
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ÞANN HEILAGA KROSS (C835-030)
a cappella choir version
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SATB
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2009
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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ÞANN HEILAGA KROSS(C835-031)
With an organ prelude
Product categories
Sacred music, Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Organ, SATB
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2009
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
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THE COLOR OF WORDS(C835-026)
Product categories
Choral music, Choir + one or 2 instruments
Instruments
Double Bass, SSAATTBB
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2008
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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TRAJECTORIES(C835-047)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS, Electronic/Acoustic
Instruments
Electronics, Prepared Piano
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2013
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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TRANSITIONS (C835-050)
Product categories
SOLO WORKS
Instruments
Cello
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2014
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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TRIMOTION(C835-021)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Bass Clarinet, Double Bass
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Year composed
2006
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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UR_(C835-049)
Chamber Opera in one act & VII parts
Product group
Score
Product categories
Chamber opera
Instruments
Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, French Horn, Mezzo Soprano, Percussion, Piano, Reciter, Trombone, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Author
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Sub-Author
Karlsvik, Mette
Year composed
2015
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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UR_(C835-049)
Chamber Opera in one act & VII parts
Product group
Score
Product categories
Chamber opera
Instruments
Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, French Horn, Mezzo Soprano, Percussion, Piano, Reciter, Trombone, Viola, Violin, Cello, Voice
Author
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Composer
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna
Sub-Author
Karlsvik, Mette
Year composed
2015
Publisher
Chester Music
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
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