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June 21, 2015 8:30 pm


The culmination of the final concert on June 21 will be a telematic performance of the stunning Icelandic hymn Kolbeinn Turnason and Torkell Sigurbjörnsson’s “Heyr Himna Smiour” ”Heyr Himna Smiður”, meaning “Hear, Smith of the Heavens”, is a popular hymn, its text written in the 13th Century by Icelandic Chieftain Kolbeinn Turnason. Roughly seven centuries later, the poem was set to music by Torkell Sigurbjörnsson and is now widely performed in many instrumental arrangements.

The performers will include a vocal group, bowed vibraphones and  bowed pianos at the space. It will also be telecast on a large screen outside the firehouse for passers by during the MMNY night. The bowed piano part  will be on a video feed shown on the screen outside  as the vibes and vocalists perform live  outside. Simultaneously they will be also on a video feed shown inside the space.  Some of the many participants for the hymn are: Julia Den Boer, Melinda Faylor,  Olivier Herbert-Bouchard,  Kristin Samadi,   Andrea Lodge, Kristin Samadi, Sandra Sprecher, Adam Tendler, Sophie Zhang, Jay Source, Kitty Brazelton, Danica Borisavljevic,  Manon Hutton-DeWys, Derin Oge  along with Percussionsist Joe Tucker and Ellery Trafford. Vocalists include: Anastasia Rege, Tais Szilagi, and Jorge Quezada AND our Tech genius will be Michael Ricca




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