In this second installation of Look at the Music, Stefan Sand is delivering a powerful set of contemporary choir music to complement the beauty of Sign-Language poetry. In this year-long international project involving hearing and Deaf artists, you will discover visual poetry composed in Icelandic Sign Language (ÍTM) and music written to match it in beauty and scope.
Look at the Music is a project started in 2022 by a small team of passionate artists with a revolutionary ambition: to perform an inclusive concert that all can enjoy, hearing and deaf, ÍTM and Icelandic speakers.
Instead of writing music and then interpreting it into a sign-language, they decided to turn things around and start from sign-language material, composing the music in constant dialogue with the Deaf poets.
The result is a one-of-a-kind experience, where you will be led through the intricacies and beauty of icelandic Deaf culture by the hand of Elsa G. Björnsdóttir, acclaimed deaf film-maker and poet; to the accompaniment of the stunning voices of up and coming artists from LHÍ. A rare experience and possibly a new exciting frontier in the realms of contemporary music.
Stefan Sand, composer
Thomas Hammel, director
Haukur Darri Hauksson, sign-language director
Elsa G. Björnsdóttir, sign-language composer and soloist
Catherine O’Hara, choreographer
Bryndís Ósk Þ. Ingvarsdóttir, set & costume designer
Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg, sound designer
Magnús Thorlacius, light designer
Gunnar Emil Ragnarsson
Ólafur Freyr Birkisson
Jón Ingi Stefánsson
Oddur Smári Rafnsson
Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg
Margrét Björk Daðadóttir
Ásta Sigríður Arnardóttir
Messíana Halla Kristinsdóttir
Steinunn María Þormar