ONLY CONNECT FESTIVAL OF SOUND 2016:
Hild Sofie Tafjord - Mural II
Hild Sofie Tafjord's surround piece Mural II is performed by Oslo Brass Band, Oslofjord Brass, Hasle Brass, Hasle skole musikkorps and symphonic brass from Norges Musikkhøgskole.
Hild Sofie Tafjord (b. 1974) is a Norwegian French horn and electronics player. Pushing the limits of her instrument for years, whether acoustically or electronically, she has made her mark as composer, performer and improvisor. She is a member of the female improv quartet SPUNK as well as in other combinations including the Lemur ensemble, Zeitkratzer and Fire Orchestra.
Mural II displays her versatility as a composer: a maximalist site-specific piece for three brass bands, with Tafjord herself on French horn and electronics. The large number of performers shape and conjure a shifting wall of sound, changing and evolving as it moves around the space. Mural was originally commissioned for Tectonics Glasgow, 2015.