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On 29 Saturday at 8 pm SONICA festival will be hosting a special one-off event – a concert by SHAPE artist Hildur Guðnadóttir on the Ljubljanica river. The cellist will play on a raft on the river by the Three Bridges in Ljubljana – in the very city center. Visitors will be able to watch the concert from the river banks.


Yet, you do not have to be in Slovenia to enjoy the event – an exclusive live stream will be ensured from the concert, and it will be accessible from the MoTA museum website. The broadcast starts at 9pm (GMT).

Hildur Guðnadóttir (1982) is an Icelandic cello player, composer and singer who has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music (e.g. with the band múm). In her solo works she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrument, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes. Gudnadóttir began playing cello as a child, entered the Reykjavík Music Academy and then moved on to musical studies/composition and new media at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Universitat der Kunste in Berlin. Hildur’s albums are all released on Touch. She is a participating artist of the SHAPE platform.

The concert is a part of SONICA Classics series, which presents creators working on diverse crossroads between electronic music and contemporary classical music, and open new musical spaces, attract new audiences and introduce unexpected sounds to both classical and club venues.

See Guðnadóttir live also at the musikprotokoll festival in October.

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