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
The Infinite String Quartet by Úlfur Eldjárn will be featured at Design March in Reykjavík 2015. Here's the official trailer from the festival! https://vimeo.com/120171382#at=1
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 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.
Listen to this performance of Páll Ragnar Pálsson's mesmerising piece Nyctophilia for prepared piano and toy piano, performed by Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir and Frank Aarnink at The Dark Music Days - Myrkir músíkdagar - which were held last week in Harpa, Reykjavík. https://vimeo.com/118741948