Nordic Affect just signed a contract with Sono Luminus. Together they will release a new album “Clockworking” which features composers Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hildur Gudnadóttir, Hafdis Bjarnadottir, Þuríður Jónsdóttir and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. "Nordic Affect has been hailed for its “affectionate explorations” (BBC Music Magazine), “their commitment to their repertoire” (Classical Music) and “overall mellifluous … Continue reading New Album From Nordic Affect in July
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
After the band Árstíðir published their video of “Heyr himna smiður” by Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson on YouTube (see below), we have had so many enquiries about this work. There is a popular misunderstanding that Sigurbjörnsson had merely harmonized an old Icelandic hymn. This is of course far from the truth, as this amazingly moving piece is … Continue reading Árstíðir – Heyr himna smiður – how to buy the sheet music?