CAPUT has established itself as a force in Icelandic cultural life and as one of the leading new music ensembles in Nordic countries. Founded in 1987 by Icelandic musicians, the sole purpose of the ensemble was performing and recording new music. The long list of Icelandic and foreign composers that have collaborated with CAPUT unmistakably reflects the immense diversity of musical creation in the late 20th century and early 21st century.
Over its decades of activity, CAPUT has performed at prestigious festivals internationally and published over 20 albums under labels like BIS, Naxos, Classico, GM Recordings, Touch, Bad Taste and Deutsche Grammophon, to name a few, until their paths crossed with Sono Luminus.
CAPUT is supported by the City of Reykjaví k and the Icelandic Ministry for Culture and Education.
photo: from booklet 'Atonement' on Sono Luminus