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Driftwood Percussion will perform Anna Thorvaldsdottir's piece "Aura" for four percussionists, in a close circle, at The Roundhouse on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. as part of Music on Main's Modulus Festival.

The Icelandic composer's "Hrím," for chamber orchestra was written in 2010 as a commission for The UCSD New Music Ensemble, was intended as a companion piece to Ligeti's chamber concerto. Hrím is written for chamber orchestra (flute, oboe/also plays english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trombone, piano/also plays celeste, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass). CAPUT Ensemble, conducted by Snorri Sigfús Birgission, performed "Hrím" the opening track on Rhízoma, Thorvaldsdottir's debut album, released on Innova Recordings (2011). PHOTO: HRAFN ASGEIRSSON. 

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