Pipe-Organ Concerto

This essay is a documentation of the creative process behind the sound piece Pípuorgelkonsert (Pipe-organ concerto), which was written for the concert venue Salurinn in Kópavogur, Iceland.
It is an artistic research where the creative process is traced and examined with regard to music teaching. An effort is made to put the process in the theoretical context of music creation, pedagogy and posthumanistic ideas.
The research is partly an action research with information coming from own experiences, diaries and photographs. Other sources are then used, that are supposed to strengthen the theoretical dimension of the writing.
The conclusion of the research is threefold. First of all, it is the movement of the process away from the subjective, organized and composed to the site-specific, experimental and accidental.
Secondly, it is the personal realization that the pipes in the piece stand for a lost connections, social connections, the connection between man and nature, expectations and reality, to name a few, and lastly, a certain stance when it comes to music teaching that tries to combine self expression and the wider worldview of posthumanistic ideas.
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Gunnar Gunnsteinsson
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Advisor: Atli Ingólfsson