Bedroom Community

Press Reviews for Scent Opera

  • Clash
Experimental label Bedroom Community turns 10 this year, and to celebrate the collective are organising a series of special events.
Running alongside this, though, is a commitment to releasing new music. The label has launched the Hvalreki series, a platform for inquisitive producers to group together and focus on fresh innovation.
The title means 'beach whale' in Icelandic, and it aims to become a regular showcase for ideas that sit outside the norm.
The Hvalreki series launches with material from Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. 'Scent Opera' owes its origins to a project at the Guggenheim back in 2009, and it's a lengthy, hypnotic work.
The premise of the piece is that a series of oblique smells outline a narrative about the impact of industrialisation, and the contrast makes for arresting listening.

Clash (December 7th 2016)

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