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The Infinite String Quartet by Úlfur Eldjárn

The Infinite String Quartet by Úlfur Eldjárn will be featured at Design March in Reykjavík 2015. Here’s the official trailer from the festival!

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 fantastic performances in Bergen and at Huddersfield” – Anna Thorvaldsdottir

New Album From Nordic Affect in July

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 elegance” (Musicweb International). The Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið commented; “One forgot the time and the place in the concert”. Nordic Affect’s work has earned them international recognition, namely a nomination for the Nordic Council Music Prize and in 2014 they were honored as Performer of the year at the Iceland Music Award.http://www.nordicaffect.com/

Look for this spectacular album in July 2015!”

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.

Páll Ragnar Pálsson’s Nyctophilia

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.

Magnus Maria An Opera About the Right Gender by Karólína Eiríksdóttir Premiere July 15, 2014 in Mariehamn

Karólína Eiríksdóttir

Karólína Eiríksdóttir

Maria Johansdotter is a brave woman who will do anything to get to live her life as an independent person and musician. She follows her heart’s voice and faces the consequences of her actions with pride.  (more…)