The Norwegian improv jazz trio Parallax has in recent years joined forces with Icelandic composer and electric guitarist Hafdís Bjarnadóttir to weave together music based on sound recordings from Icelandic nature. Hafdís collected the sounds mostly at night over a number of years and released the CD Sounds of Iceland on the German field recording and sound art label Gruenrekorder in 2015. As part of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival, the material of a new album recorded by Hafdís and Parallax at the Akranes Lighthouse will be showcased in a release concert at the Kaldalón venue at the Harpa Concert Hall. The audience is invited on an auditory journey around Iceland in a concert featuring trumpet, two electric guitars, percussion and sounds of nature.
Since its inception in 2008, the Norwegian improv jazz trio Parallax has developed a unique style, mixing a wide palette of sounds and techniques to forge a single sonic identity. With its music ranging from rhythmic and noise-based to minimalist, lyrical and introspective, the trio has appeared on numerous records, including under its own name and in collaboration with others. It has partnered with several composers, musicians and artists, including the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Anders Tveit, Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilsson and Evelina Dembace.In recent years, Parallax has toured Norway, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Slovenia, Singapore and China.