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Áskell Másson (*1953)
Played by the best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, his music reflects a powerful sense of drama. The variety of rhythms and sounds, the combination of lyrical and percussive moments, give to his compositions a unique intensity.
Áskell Másson (b. 21. November 1953) is amongst Iceland´s leading composers. With a varied background as a woodwind player and percussionist, he was...
Like a plant
KÍM means germ or embryo and the idea is roughly to start on something simple which then gradually grows and takes on a new form, like a plant. The work is a continuation of Askell Masson's exploitation of the possibilities of the snare drum as a solo instrument, using sounds and polyrhythms which he hadn't in the earlier pieces (Prim and Konzertstück).
- Editions Bim
August 7, 2018 | International Brass and Percussion Competition | Jeju, Südkorea. 2nd Preliminary.
September 19, 2017 | Italy Percussion Competition 19-24 Sept. 2017 | Montesilvano - Pescara, Italy. .