S.L.Á.T.U.R. is a composer collective based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Since 2005 its members have been working on various musical experiments, exploring animated notation using computer graphics, interactivity, new approaches to sounds and tunings, performance art and the development of limited and isolated musical universes. The members share ideas and methods freely while their final results are usually independent efforts.
In ‘Composing Situations’, a four part Sounds Unheard masterclass series for secondary school musicians, we meet four composers from S.L.Á.T.U.R.: Áki Ásgeirsson, Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Páll Ivan and Jesper Pedersen. Together they’ll discuss how the collective works, touching on music-making, instrument building, collaborating, and developing new approaches to notation and performance.
The fourth and final episode in this series focuses on how the members of S.L.Á.T.U.R. work together. Collaboration for the group can mean sharing or discussing ideas, creating a project together, or producing a concert or event. Here the members of S.L.Á.T.U.R. share their advice on how working alongside other creatives can create new opportunities to learn and develop your practice, how collaborating can take you beyond your comfort zone, and why we shouldn’t be afraid of the possibility of failure in musical experiments.
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