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HLASkontaBAS OCTET performs compositions by contemporary authors

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectHLASkontaBAS OCTET performs compositions by contemporary authors
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Number of the ProjectKU-CA2-039
Project Promoter


Project Partner from Donor State

Akureyrarstofa (Iceland)
Iceland Sync Management Ehf (Iceland)
Mats Eilertsen (Norway)
Nils Økland (Norway)
Pétur Thór Benediktsson (Iceland)


Czech Partner



Estimated project duration: 05/2022 – 04/2024

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Target group: general public, students, artists

Total Eligible Costs

186 222 EUR


167 599 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The music ensemble HLASkontraBAS Octet (the Octet), consisting of top professional musicians in a unique line-up of 4 voices and 4 double-basses, will create an exceptional contemporary project. The established composers from the Czech Republic, Norway, Iceland and Izrael will compose works tailor-made for the Octet, a line-up that is unprecedented in the world.

Through the project, the Octet will present contemporary non-mainstream music to the international public as a form of both inspiring and entertaining art. It will not only help popularise contemporary music and educated listening but also kindle the need for active, personal musical growth in various target groups through workshops.

The project will support the development of contemporary art and enhance the quality experienced by its audiences and will also help the individual Octet artists to further develop under the influence of new international music and interpretational stimuli. For the composers themselves, it is a great professional challenge and a very unusual task to perform.

The project will be realized in active cooperation with the Norwegian and Icelandic partners.