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Abraham Brody (USA, LTU)

13
Jun
8 PM
Reykjavik Arts Museum - Festival Hub
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Accessibility is good in both Hafnarhus and Kjarvalsstadir and wheelchairs can be borrowed in both buildings. 

In our time we chart our way through so many barriers, from seas to social medias. We live between multiple countries, and can feel ourselves a part of diverse national and cultural identities.

In our time we chart our way through so many barriers, from seas to social medias. We live between multiple countries, and can feel ourselves a part of diverse national and cultural identities.

Lithuanian-american multi-instrumentalist, composer, and artist Abraham Brody presents a performance in which he explores the multi-layered identity of a contemporary artist living in a globalised world. He weaves ancient Lithuanian melodies into his compositions both in Lithuanian and English using elaborate looping techniques, voice, violin, piano, and other instruments both modern and ancient.

Guest performance by Ásta María Kjartansdóttir, cello.

Abraham Brody has collaborated with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, and has recently been artist-in-residence at London’s Barbican Centre and National Sawdust in New York. Other highlights include a 2018 Baltic Tour with performances at the Great Amber Hall in Liepaja, a Kennedy Center debut in Washington, D.C., upcoming highlights include an EFG London Jazz Festival debut at Village Underground in November, and a premiere of Brody's works with orchestra at National Sawdust in New York with Contemporaneous Ensemble in October.

 

 

Accessibility is good in both Hafnarhus and Kjarvalsstadir and wheelchairs can be borrowed in both buildings.