Compositions in progress

Current works in progress:

Dances by The Sea - Percussion duo
- premier 17th of September 2017 in Paphos
  The Single And The Sponge Cake - Trio Kalos
- premier in October 2017 in Boston
VOICELAND - a live choir installation
- premier 1st of September 2017
Adagio for organ - premier July 2017
Synesthetic - pre-project June 2017
Stabat Mater - church opera
(for string quintett, organ and opera song kvintett)
One-act opera for Operakollektivet, Oslo
Caberet for EV&EC (Soprano & Cello)
Water and Fire (solo percussion)
40 small preludes for organ



Working on many compositions at the same time is the normal working process for Gísli. Here to the right you can see what works he is working on at the moment, and how they are progressing. Below you can see list of performed works and information about the premier as well as the information written in the score (hence some are in Swedish and some in Icelandic).

Recordings of some of the works can be found at Gísli's SoundCloud account.

List of Performed Compositions


Adagio (Organ)
July 2017, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Performer: Eyþór Ingi Jónsson


Två hjärtan, två hjärtslag (SATB)
May 2017, Kampen kirke, Oslo, Norway

Performers: Vokalgruppen Laffí


Guð láttu englana (SATB)
May 2017, Kampen kirke, Oslo, Norway

Performers: Vokalgruppen Laffí


Játning Ólafíu/Ólafías beskjennelse (SATB)
October 2016, Ólafíustofa, Oslo, Norway

Performers: Ískórinn


Íslensk flautusónata / Icelandic flute sonata (Flute and piano)
July 2016, The Folk Music Festival of Siglufjordur, Iceland

Performers: Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir (flute) and Kristján Karl Bragason (piano)


Eruptio (Flutes and tape)
June 2016, Örebro Contemporary Music Festival, Örebro, Sweden

Performer: Per Svansbo (piccolo, alto- and bass-flute)


Team Player - a chamber opera (Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Bass-Baritone & Piano)
April 2016, Hendrix Ibsen Junior, Oslo, Norway

Performers: Ivi Karnezi (soprano), Margrét Brynjarsdóttir (mezzo-soperano), Patrick Egersborg (bass-baritone) & Dorina Komani (piano)


Jólaljóð (mixed choir)
December 2015, Akureyrarkirkja, Akureyri, Iceland

Performers: Hymnodia chamberchoir


Kveldúlfur (mixed choir, harmonium, flute, percussion and jojk-singer)
November 2015, Hjalteyri, Iceland

Performers: Hymnodia chamberchoir, Haraldskullerud (perc.), Sigurður Flosason (fl.), Eyþór Ingi Jónsson (harm.) and Ulla Pirttijärvi (jojk)


Bæn (mixed choir)
November 2015, Nordbergkirke, Oslo, Norway

Performers: Ískórinn


Schnitzler's Dreams - an installative opera (baritone, accordeon, violin and double bass)
August 2015, the Aula of Fredrikstad's Library, Fredrikstad, Norway

Concept and Direction: Mareike Dobewall Performers: Eirik Krokfjord as Arthur Schnitzler (Baritone) Matias Askvik (contrabass), Moa Meinich (violin) & Anastassia Mishenkina (accordion)


Stjörnurnar (Mixed choir)
April 2015, Iceland Accapella, London, England

Performers: Ískórinn


Ár var alda (Mixed choir, harmonium, percussion, Hardangerfiddle and Lur/natural trumpet)
February 2015, Gamle Aker kirke, Akureyri

Performers: Hymnodia chamberchoir, Eyþór Ingi Jónsson (harm.), Harald Skullerud (perc.) and Steinar Strøm (hard.)


ART FROM THE START: Oändlighetens näste (Cello and soprano)
October 2014, Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

Performers: Anna K. Larson (soprano) and Sanna Anderson (cello)


Máttarverk Guðs (organ)
June 2014, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Lára Bryndís Eggertsdóttir

Buy score from Noder.dk or CD from gatewaymusicshop.dk


Kleppur hraðferð (piano, three percussionists, tape and contralto)
April 2014, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway

A Life Blown A Part (en act opera)
Juni 2013, Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden

Mamma (piano and contralto)
Juni 2013, IsNord festivalen, Reykholtskirkja, Borgafjörður, Iceland

Composition Kokbok (sceniskt kammarmusikstycke, för sång och cello)
Februari 2013, Århus Musikhus, Århus, Denmark

Vinterstilla (string quartet)
Januari 2013, Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden
Buy score from Iceland Music Information Centre (mic.is)

Snjófljóð (improvisation piece for mixed choir, violin, percussion and harmonium)
August 2012, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Vem är Kári? (opera scen for chamberensemble, soprano and baritone)
Juli 2012, Operan på Skäret, Sweden

Tröppurnar (mini opera for a mixed choir and soloists)
Juni 2012, Hof, Akureyri, Iceland

Ave Maria (duett for soprano and mezzo-soprano, with organ accompaniment)
Mai 2012, NMH, Oslo, Norway

Djákninn á Myrká (tonepoem for chamberensemble)
Mai 2012, Klusterfestival, Piteå, Sweden

For-get-me-not (sceniskt kammarmusikstycke, för sång och cello)
Mai 2012, Helsinki, Finland

Árstíðirnar (song cycle for piano and contralto)
April 2012, The Icelandic Embassy, Oslo, Norway

Haf (for brass sextett, piano and three percussionists)
Mars 2012, Piteå, Sweden

5 idéer (etudes for guitar)
Mai 2011, Piteå, Sweden

Hjul på Jul (sceniskt kammarmusikstycke, för sång och cello)
December 2011, Frändefors, Sweden

Three (mini opera for three soloists and three musicians)
December 2011, Piteå, Sweden

Systir Sól og bróðir Máni (for mixed choir and mezzo-soprano)
November 2011, Akureyri, Iceland

5 Etudes (for organ)
November 2011, Piteå, Sweden

Jökull (tonepoem for chamberensemble)
December 2010, Piteå, Sweden

Dimmalimm (mini opera for three solists, dancers and chamber ensemble)
April 2010, Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden

Upplifun (improvisation piece for mixed choir, violin, percussion and harmonium)
January 2010, Dark Music Days, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Seal Man (mini opera for two soloists and three musicians)
September 2009, Studio Acusticum, Piteå, Sweden

5 Country Tales (5 arrangements for solo guitar, guitar duo and guitar & clarinet)
Buy score at Score Exchange.