Animals of your Pasture - Bára Gísladóttir International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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i. dýrin skýr og sljó
ii. dýrin fjær og nær
iii. to think the great discomfort
iv. dýrin (agnarsmá)
v. þeysast, geysast
vi. og þusa
vii. ringluð, reið
viii. ringulreið (bein leið)
ix. dýrin blíð og góð
x. stretched in the black branches of this night

The work is based on the thought of all kinds of animals existing together in a flock that functions as an organism on its own. The piece plays with the idea of following this flock from various angles and views (close up, extreme long shot, in focus, out of focus, in fragments, slow motion, fast forwards, through different textural filters, and so forth) on various occasions (running over endless miles of prairies, fighting, dancing, napping, singing, and so forth). This concept is intertwined with an unclear thought where wild chaos is allowed to be wild chaos, with no parts stepping in to take or gain control, with no attempts to structure or systemise something that just is

The title itself, and two of the movement titles, are borrowed from Hilda Hilst’s With my Dog-Eyes which I was truly influenced by while writing the piece. 

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