Hilary Hahn has a really cool new album called  Silfra out today.  Recorded in Iceland with the Düsseldorf-based composer and pianist Volker Bertelmann, who goes by the name Hauschka, the album’s producer is Valgeir Sigurðsson, who normally works with people like Björk and Feist.

The big surprise  is that when Hahn and Hauschka entered the studio for their 10-day session, they hadn’t prepared a note. Almost all of Silfra is the product of improvisation.  If you hurry, you can listen to it free today at NPR.

Hahn and Hauschka recently interviewed each other about the project.  Here’s part 1:

Part 2

Part 3

 

One Response to “From Iceland With Love–Hilary Hahn and Hauschka’s New CD ‘Silfra’”
  1. Susan Scheid says:

    Thanks for the tip-0ff on the NPR free listen, on which I’ve got in, thanks to you, just under the wire.

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