Sound (Hljóð): A CD in the making. Original compositions for a Jazz Piano Trio by Ástvaldur Zenki Traustason, deeply inspired by Zen meditation and arts.
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Team

Ástvaldur Traustason

Project Manager
  • Piano Player
  • Accordeon Player
  • Choral Conductor
  • Music Arranger
  • Jazz Musician

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Composition and concert

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  • Music composed
  • Music arranged
  • Rehearsal with the band
  • Concert í Norðurljósasal Hörpu 17. ágúst 2014

Studio work

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  • Recording
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

Album production

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  • Finding a good photo for the cover
  • Album artwork, text and design
  • Printing
  • Shipping for Production

Post production and Marketing

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  • Contacting Backers regarding their pledge
  • Distributing CD to shops
  • Finding a suitable venue for the release concert
  • Release Concert in November
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Further Information

Hljóð

// English version below //

Hljóð er ný frumsamin tónlist samin fyrir djasspíanótríó. Tónlistin var frumflutt í Norðurljósasal Hörpu á Jazzhátíð Reykjavíkur þann 17. ágúst síðastliðinn. Stefnt er að því að hljóðrita tónlistina í Stúdíó Sýrlandi í byrjun október.

Tónlistin er einlæg í einfaldleika sínum og býður hlustandanum að líta inn á við og sameinast andránni. Tónsmíðarnar eiga sér sterkar rætur í djasshefðinni, tónlistin er skapandi og óþvinguð; seiðandi lýrik og flæðandi rytmi. Slegið er á svipaða strengi og á fyrri geisladiski Ástvaldar Zenki, Hymnasýn, frá árinu 2011. Hér fyrir neðan getur þú hlustað á hljóðdæmi af geisladisknum Hymnasýn, sálminn Nú hverfur sól í haf eftir Þorkel Sigurbjörnsson.

Ástvaldur Zenki Traustason

Ástvaldur Zenki Traustason hefur verið virkur í íslensku tónlistarlífi um ára bil og spilað með mörgum af fremstu tónlistarmönnum landsins, bæði í popp- og djasstónlist. Undanfarin ár hefur hann þó einbeitt sér meira að djassinum og stígur nú fram í fyrsta sinn með frumsamið efni.

Undanfarin 20 ár hefur Ástvaldur Zenki stundað Zen hugleiðslu undir handleiðslu Zenmeistarans Jakusho Kwong -roshi og hlaut Zenki prestvígslu árið 2011. Tónlist Ástvaldar Zenki hefur orðið fyrir miklum áhrifum frá Zen hugleiðslu og listum þar sem leitast er við að benda á innsta eðli hlutanna á sem einfaldastan máta.

Listamennirnir

Meðspilarar eru ekki af verri endanum þeir Birgir Bragason kontrabassaleikari og Matthías Hemstock trommuleikari. Báðir hafa þeir sett svip sinn á íslenskt tónlistarlíf svo um munar í ára bil. Upptökum stjórnar Friðrik Sturluson.

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"Ég vona svo sannarlega að verkefnið fái hljómgrunn og verði að veruleika. Á Karolina Fund fá mörg skemmtileg verkefni og hugðarefni byr undir báða vængi, verkefni sem annars yrðu ef til vill aldrei að veruleika. Það er aldrei að vita hvar þessi litlu fræ lenda en það er mín trú að þau beri með sér birtu og yl; auðgi og bæti tilveruna. Það er að minnsta kosti markmið mitt með tónlist minni. Ef þér líst vel á verkefnið Hljóð getur þú ljáð verkefninu vængi hér á Karolina Fund."
-Ástvaldur Traustason

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Sound

English version

Sound is a collection of new original music written for a Jazz Piano Trio. The music was premiered in the Norðuljós music hall in Harpa last August 17. The plan is to record the music at Stúdíó Sýrland in October.

The music is sincere in its simplicity and invites the listener to look inward and become one with the moment. With strong roots in jazz, this music has a lyrical, haunting flow, similar to that of Ástvaldur‘s previous album, Hymnasýn.

Ástvaldur Zenki Traustason

Ástvaldur Zenki Traustason has been active in the Icelandic music scene for a long time and played with many of the most prominent Icelandic musicians. In recent years he has focused his efforts on jazz and is now stepping forward for the first time with original material.

For the last 20 years, Ástvaldur Zenki has practiced Zen meditation under the guidance of Buddhist teacher Jakusho Kwong-roshi and was ordained as a Zen priest in 2011. His music is deeply influenced by Zen meditation and art, which seeks to present the innermost nature of things in a simple way.

The Artists

Other members of the trio are Birgir Bragason, bassist, and Matthías Hemstock, drummer. Both of them have been active in the Icelandic The music will be recorded by Friðrik Sturluson.

Help the Project Soar

"I sincerely hope the project is well received. At Karolina Fund, many great projects and ideas are funded that would otherwise never become reality. My wish is for my music to enrich the lives of others, and to bring light and warmth where it is heard. If you like the project Sound, you can lend it wings through Karolina Fund." -Ástvaldur Traustason

Questions?

If you have any questions about the project, you are more than welcome to email me at astvaldur@tonheimar.is.

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