Sorrow Conquers Happiness
Between 6th and 10th April, in New York, Fundacja Tone, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Goethe-Institut New York will join hands to present the second Unsound Festival New York. One of the artists performing on the official opening night at the Lincoln Center is Daníel Bjarnason from Iceland, as part of the Music for Solaris event, alongside Ben Frost and the Sinfonietta Cracovia, complete with visuals by Brian Eno & Nick Robertson. It will be the first ever American performance of Music for Solaris, the project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the novel “Solaris”, written by Stanislaw Lem who hailed from Krakow. It’s a piece written for 29 string players, and the visuals provided by Eno and Robertson in fact come from the film adaption of the novel by Andrei Tarkovsky.
To give you an idea of what the piece could sound like, we leave you with the streaming of the neo-classical piece “Sorrow Conquers Happiness” by Daníel Bjarnason, taken from his album “Processions” (Bedroom Community 2010).