Happy 90th birthday to Jon Nordal

Jon Nordal composer celebrated his 90th birthday last weekend. Jon has made an important contribution to Icelandic musical life as a composer, pianist, teacher and as director of the Reykjavik College of Music from 1957 to 1992. He was one of the founders of Musica Nova, a forum for the performance of contemporary music, and … Continue reading Happy 90th birthday to Jon Nordal

New recording by Anna Thorvaldsdottir

New recording by Anna Thorvaldsdottir! "Simon Cummings at 5:4 just posted a recording of Bit20 Ensemble giving the UK premiere of Aequlibria (for chamber orchestra) at the HCMF in November last year. It was such a pleasure to work on this piece for the wonderful Bit20 - they were amazing to work with and gave … Continue reading New recording by Anna Thorvaldsdottir

UNM announces composers

UNM is a nordic festival of young composers and is a great indicator of our next generation of emerging composers. UNM Iceland has announced who will be participating this year on behalf of Iceland. Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Þorkell Nordal, Halldór Smárason, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Haukur Þór Harðarson, Finnur Karlsson and Örnólfur Eldon.