Touch Radio 27 | Gudni Franzson
02.12.07 - notturno - 55:18 - 96 kbps
Photo: Jon Wozencroft
Snipe, redpoll, redwing...
"It was last July, summer 2007, we went to a party at Laugarvatn, one of the few places where there grow natural trees in Iceland, approximately one hour's drive east of Reykjavik. The party was good and went far into the bright night but we had put up a tent to lie down in the morning. I wasn't at all tired in the morning but started listening to the incredible birds in the woods and down in the wet low-land until day broke. I was sorry not to have the recording machine with me that night but decided to return the night after with my gear, hoping the birds would still be there. They were and this time I was alone in the place, did but up a small mic and pressed the rec. button, the result is on the Touch Radio."
Guðni Franzson graduated with a diploma in clarinet and composition from the Reykjavík College of Music 1984 and in 1990 from Rotterdam Conservatorium, The Netherlands. Guðni has appeared as a clarinet soloist throughout Europe, in Brazil, Canada, Japan, US and the former Soviet Union. He has made numerous recordings of new music and classical as well as folk music. In addition, he regularly records for Radio and Television. He is a co-founder and artistic director of CAPUT ensemble for new music
Guðni also works as a conductor and composer. He has written music for numerous theatre, dance and film productions, chamber music, music for children and music for unconventional instruments. He has been active on the dance and theatre scene, works with groups like Pars Pro Toto Dance Company and at the Icelandic National Theatre.
In August 2007 Guðni started Toney, a centre for music in Iceland
He also conducted Virðulegu Forsetar by Jóhann Jóhannsson [Touch # TO:64, 2004]
Click here Guðni Franzson's website