Very excited about this new piece written for me by the amazing and consistently crazy Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir! I will perform the piece for the first time at the PODIUM festival in the end of July.
Here is a small except from her written introduction to the piece:
Hulduorka is a 20 minute composition for solo piano. The piece was inspired by the concept of cosmic acceleration, which is described as a force greater than gravity. The concept is considered one of the most significant unsolved mysteries in astrophysics, Astronomers have compiled evidence indicating that humans, animals, houses, planets, stars, galaxies etc which are all things we perceive as "the universe", represent a mere 4% of whats actually out there. They use the term "dark" to describe the rest of its contents. This darkness possesses mysterious energy that behaves differently than all other energy. This energy is seen as a property of space itself, because it fails to dilute as space expands.As more space comes into existence, more dark energy appears. As a result, dark energy causes the universe to expand at an accelerating rate. However, dark energy is only a hypothesis. More is unknown than known, so it may also not exist.