The circle flute is a circular flute played by four flutists for one listener in the center of the flute. The circle has a diameter of 2.5m and consists of four interconnected c-flutes that are linked to each other by tube connectors.
Immersed within and inspired by Iceland’s atmosphere, flutists Michael Schmid, Bjornar Habbestadt, Marieke Franssen, Bettina Berger and composer Þráinn Hjálmarsson explored the flute’s potential during a ten day in-situ workshop in Flateyri, a small remote fishing village in the West- Fjords of Iceland.
The outcome was performed throughout the exhibition FAISONS DE L’INCONNU UN ALLIÉ in Paris October 2016 by Fondation Galerie Lafayette, who produced the circle flute project.
The flute is now part of the collection of Lafayette Anticipations — Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Paris.