Konzert für Spielzeug und Schwimmbad

Performed at Rewire, LungA Warm Up, LungA Art Festival and Plan-B Art Festival by Hildur Elísa Jónsdóttir. Performed at Ung Nordisk Musik Tampere 2020 by Antti Tolvi.
Photographs by Julie Rowland and Plan-B Art Festival.
Videos by Hildur Elísa Jónsdóttir and UNM Finland.

Classical compositions, including the concerto, are traditionally written in standard forms using exposition, development and recapitulation to form a clear storyline and climax for it’s listeners.
In Konzert für Spielzeug und Schwimmbad the performer takes on the role of the soloist and the swimming pool that of the orches- tra. The piece’s monotonous and noisy melody, made when the performer breaths through the toy, defies the traditional forms of classical music by never ascending towards climax, providing the listener with a continual stimulus without a solution.