Björk’s New Biophilia Album – More details revealed

More info has emerged about Björk’s new album and multimedia project, Biophilia. According to various articles and press releases, the project will be released in conventional album form but will have accompanying videos (at least one directed by Michel Gondry) as well as a collection of 10 apps for iPad, each of which corresponds to a different track…

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3 Icelandic Bands @ Reeperbahn Festival

Retro Stefson, Dikta and Apparat Organ Quartet will all play Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival. Now in it's sixth year, the Reeperbahn Festival is a club-festival held from Thursday 22nd until Saturday 24th September 2011, with up to 250 new international bands, solo artists and indie stars showcased in and around Germany's bustling music metropolis of Hamburg. Visitors not only…

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Anna Thorvaldsdóttir Signs With U.S. Label Innova

Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has signed with the American label Innova Recordings for the release of her debut album. The album will feature three larger pieces for orchestra and chamber orchestra and five shorter movements from a solo percussed piano work. The pieces are performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Bjarnason, the Icelandic CAPUT Ensemble, conducted…

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Three Icelandic Metal Bands Tour France

Three of Iceland’s foremost metal bands are to tour France. It doesn’t happen every day that Icelandic metal bands venture outside of Iceland to play gigs, so it’s especially noteworthy when three of Iceland’s premier metal bands get together for such an occasion, as is the case with Momentum, Angist and Moldun. These bands have been invited for…

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Special Björk Biophilia Performance at Iceland Airwaves

Björk will make a special appearance at Iceland Airwaves 2011 with her Biophilia live show, exhibition and educational program. The singer will play six intimate shows in her hometown Reykjavík, in collaboration with Smekkleysa/Bad Taste and Manchester International Festival. For these six special shows, Björk will be performing new songs from the forthcoming Biophilia studio album as well…

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Lára Rúnars European Shows + New Video

Lára Rúnars, described by influential music blog Audioporn as “Iceland’s next International star ready to follow the footsteps of Björk and Emilíana Torrini”, is embarking on her first shows in Germany and Switzerland. Lára was last seen outside Iceland dazzling her packed-out Great Escape venue with a grittier sound and high-energy performance. Lára is currently writing and recording…

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YAIC Early Bird Extended

The early-Bird offer for You Are In Control conference has been extended. The special early-bird offer of 20.000 ISK (€120) is now running until September 12th so don´t hesitate if you plan on attending. After September 12th the ticket price is 30.000 ISK (€185). As You Are In Control is coinciding with the Iceland Airwaves music festival this…

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Mezzoforte And Danilo Perez Play Reykjavik Jazz Festival

The Reykjavík Jazz Festival kicks off this year on the annual Cultural Night in Reykjavik, on August 20th. Two weeks of international musical excitement starts with Icelandic Music Export pioneers Mezzoforte, bringing it all back home with their first ever concert at the festival in Harpa's main hall Eldborg on September 3rd. Pianist Danilo Perez and his trio…

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Hafdís Huld London Gigs Cancelled

Hafdís Huld has announced on her website that, due to circumstances beyond her control, she has had to postpone her planned trip to the UK and cancel her London gigs this week. The ex GusGus singer was looking forward to heading to London for a songwriting session with "some of my favourite writers", and had also decided to…

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Icelandic Artists On New Scandinavian Music CD

Sóley, Pascal Pinon and Agnar Már Magnússon are among some of the Icelandic artists to appear on a new album containing music from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Called the Beginner’s Guide to Scandinavia, the 3 CD set aims to "show how the landscape is the inspiration behind the music’s spacious, organic, and sometimes…

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