Touch Radio 42 | Charles Matthews and Hildur Gudnadottir

21.07.09 - Nacre – 46:39 - 256 kpbs

Nacre was composed for the experimental music festival ‘Skanu mezs’ in Riga, Latvia. The premiere of Nacre was held there on 23rd May 2009 in St. Saviour's Anglican Church. [With thanks to Viestarts Gailitis.]

For a church organ and light organ.

Composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Performed by Charles Matthews and Hildur Guðnadóttir
Installation by Elín Hansdóttir and Hildur Guðnadóttir
Light organ programmed by Derek Holzer

Nacre is dedicated to Hildur's grandmother Margrét Guðnadóttir, who celebrated her 80th birthday in July 2009. The title refers to her name, since both the noun ‘Nacre’ and the name ‘Margrét’ mean ‘Mother of Pearl’.

Nacre is a written for 2 types of organs; a church organ and a light organ, therefore the score is twofold. Full details and download:

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