19:30 | Hekla

SAT 2 FEB
19:30-20:30
QUARTERHOUSE AUDITORIUM

Presented by Phantom Limb.

A Berlin-residing Icelander, Hekla’s sparse, delicate, fractal music exists within these two worlds: dark and magical as Iceland’s permanight folklore; and (though beatless) as deeply sonic and intense as Berlin’s electronic scene. A long-term scholar of solo theremin, Hekla (shortened from her own name Hekla Magnúsdóttir) uses her instrument as an otherworldly and highly evocative Siren-call. A spectral, wailing, howling, lamenting yearning second-voice that underpins a soft vocal delivery, as if her studio had been haunted with a chorus of ghostly backing singers.

Hekla’s debut album for solo theremin and voice ‘Á’ was written and self-recorded by Hekla in her home studio in Berlin around her son’s daycare schedule. The theremin - bizarre, unique, rarely heard - can be expressive, intuitive and adaptable. In Hekla’s hands, her instrument covers an enormous range, from birdsong of high-frequency chirrups and to grinding tectonic sub-bass. We are given the throbbing.

What is her sound? Genre? Style?
Ambient glacial storytelling fairytales from mythological inspirations.

What is she doing in Profound Sound?
Hekla is a completely unique artist, singular in her field.

How might people feel seeing this?
Intrigued. Fascinated. Inspired. Apprehensive. Alien.

BUY A TICKET >>

Like Hekla on Facebook

Programme

1 February 2019

Looking back at Profound Sound 2019

BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS

"One of the most convincing debut's of the year" - Line of Best Fit

“Delicately explores unfamiliar terrain with uncanny finesse” - The Wire

“Her album is astounding” - Stuart Maconie BBC 6 Music
Progress Agency