Viibra (flutists)




  • Tournée Utopia 2018
  • Tournée Björk Orchestral 2021-2023
  • Tournée Cornucopia 2019-2023

Viibra (flutists)


Groupe de 7 flûtistes formé sur la tournée Utopia sous le nom de Viibra.

Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Björg Brjánrsdóttir, Þuríður Jónsdóttir, Emilia Rós Sigfúsdóttir. Dagný Marinósdóttir et Sólveig Magnúsdóttir rejoignent l’équipe pour la tournée Cornucopia.

Elles font également partie des 12 flûtistes sur l’album Utopia.

Collaboration avec Björk

Masques créés par James Merry


Photo postée comme teaser du concert au festival We love green

me and my fellow flutist áshildur performing as kids ! all these years later we are back together on stage in paris tonight !!!


Áshildur Haraldsdóttir & Björk

A propos d’Utopia et Cornucopia

Can you tell me about the instruments you developed for the show ?
“In the fall of 2018, four of us were involved in a project centered around the circle flute. The idea behind this circular instrument, which consists of four interconnected C-flutes, is to create an acoustic space for the audience within the circle. We told Björk about the instrument and she showed great interest in including it in Cornucopia. After bringing it to a rehearsal there was no turning back, it fitted perfectly for the song “Body Memory”. Björk stands in the circle while we perform the song, and thus becomes its audience as well as performer, obviously. We love the fact that in the show, the flute comes flying from above before we start playing “Body Memory”, and we feel very interconnected while playing it.”
Do you have any funny anecdotes ?
“Despite the fact that we have a lot of experience as classical flutists, touring within a setting like this is new to us all. It has been a bit hilarious observing us becoming ‘used’ to sharing the stage with an iconic pop star like Björk, dancing – something that none of us has a previous professional experience in – while playing like there is no tomorrow. A funny highlight for us was receiving compliments about our dancing from Childish Gambino.”
Did anything go wrong ?
“When we were to play an outdoor concert in Rome and ended up waiting ready in costumes for an hour with the flutes outside in a thunderstorm and pouring rain. In the end, the Italian army declared it unsafe to proceed with the concert due to the storm, but fortunately the concert was rescheduled a month later and was held under calm weather conditions.”
What’s Björk like to work with ?
“She’s a unique and warm person. She has an incredible ability to get the best out of everyone she works with, she’s amazingly creative and she provides a safe space for her collaborators to be creative within.”

Dazed - Novembre 2019