The bass player and composer Ingibjörg Turchi has been a mainstay in the Icelandic music scene for the last ten years. Ingibjörg has played with many of the nation's most beloved artists in all genres, both in concerts and on recordings. She has also worked in theatre and art shows. And now it's time for Åland to discover her musicality. On September 20, Ingibjörg Turchi band will perform at Alandica!
Since 2017, Ingibjörg has performed regularly under her own name with her band. She has released two solo albums, Wood / work (2017) and Meliae (2020), the latter of which won the Kraumur Prize and was chosen album of the year by Morgunblaðið and straum.is. At the Icelandic Music Awards of 2021 Meliae received an award as the Album of the Year in the Jazz and Blues category and for Sound Production of the Year. Ingibjörg's work, Anemos, was premiered by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on behalf of Ung-Yrkja in April 2021.
“Traipsing up to Bryggjan Brugghús in Grandi turned out to be worth it. Ingibjörg Turchi’s virtuosic ensemble played a set of warm, charming instrumental music that hovered between jazz, post-rock, formal composition and improvisation. It was free-flowing and hypnotic, from Ingibjörg’s finger-picked bass melodies, to Magnús Trygvason´s startling and creative approach to percussion (how does his mind see all those spaces for sounds?), to Tumi Árnason’s sparing and sometimes soaring saxophone passages. The band were so engaged in their performance that when the rapturous applause finally came, they looked almost surprised, like they’d drifted off into a collective trance and had been snapped back into reality.” – John Rogers, Reykjavik Grapevine
“I did manage to move my way up to the front finally to watch Ingibjörg Turchi and her band create luscious, hypnotizing soundscapes defying the boundaries of genre and raising the bar on musicianship.” -Rex Beckett, Reykjavik Grapevine.
When? 20.9, at 20.00
Where? Alandica auditorium