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‘It means what you think it means’ by Halldór Smárason

Residency: Manchester, UK
Premiered: January, 7 2015 by Psappha Ensamble
Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK

‘it means what you think it means’ is written for piano trio and video. Halldór explained: “During my residency in Manchester in the fall 2014, I spent the time researching and working on a new piece at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. After going through an excessive amount of Burgess’ personal belongings, including handwritten poems, camcorder recordings, musical sketches and instruments among other things, I decided to base the piece on a video footage from one of Burgess’ numerous interviews on American television, where acoustic music and quotes from the interview echo each other and create a unity”.

Video and audio by: Psappha Ensamble
Supported by: Arts Council England, Nordic Culture Point

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