Sveinsson’s Symphony To Be Played At Carnegie Hall

Voting is complete on Carnegie Hall's 2014 Spring For Music schedule - and the winning programme features work by Icelandic composer Atli Heimir Sveinsson. Sveinsson's Symphony Number 2 - described as "perhaps the most epic Icelandic work for orchestra and chorus" - will be performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. According to Spring For Music, Winnipeg "has the…

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Björk Wins ‘Digital Genius’ Accolade

Björk has been awarded the 'Digital Genius' gong at the MTV O Music Awards, in honour of her truly groundbreaking technological tour de force Biophilia. Quite right too, we say. The O Music Awards invites fans to cast votes for their favourite artists in techno-savvy award categories such as 'Must Follow Artist On Twitter', 'Best Vintage Viral', 'Best…

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Inni Is Out! Watch First Ten Minutes Free

Sigur Rós' new live album and film inni is out now in most parts of the world (release in North America on November 15th), and for those who haven't already ordered and received their prized copy, you can watch ten minutes of the film for free right now thanks to the wonders of technology. All you have to…

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Anna’s Rhizoma Q2 Album Of Week

Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's star continues to rise - her album Rhizoma was hailed as New York radio station Q2's 'Album Of The Week' last week. Q2, one of the leading classical music stations in the US, praises the album's grandeur and sense of enchantment and magic - check out what they said here, and have a listen to…

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Sigur Rós Ready New Album For 2012

Hot on the heels of their celebrated film 'inni', Sigur Rós are already preparing for the release of a new album in the spring. The upcoming release, as yet untitled, will be the band's first studio album since 2008 after what was initially supposed to be a short break after their extensive promotional tour for the album Með…

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Amiina Australia Tour Confirmed

Amiina have confirmed their Australia tour for January 2012, which is, to quote the band themselves, "super duper exciting", and we are inclined to agree. The tour will include appearances at the Sydney Festival, and not only will the group be playing their regular Amiina music, they will also be playing their fascinating live soundtracks to the spooky…

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Ja Ja Ja celebrates 2nd anniversary!

Ja Ja Ja celebrates its anniversary in style on November 24th with an amazing line up that includes French Films, Marit Larsen and Iceland's very own Sóley as well as DJ sets from Ja Ja Ja DJs and Project Fresh Socks. French Films – a Finnish five-piece – make the kind of sunny surf rock and new wave…

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Hjálmar To Play At Eurosonic

Icelandic reggae-meisters Hjálmar are scheduled to play at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2012, the conference and showcase festival in Groningen, Netherlands. Hjálmar, who are preparing for the imminent release of their sixth studio album 'Órar' (October 27th release in Iceland), will head over in January to play alongside acts including Thulebasen (DK), Team Me (NO) and Rams' Pocket Radio (UK).…

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Iceland Airwaves 2011 Round Up

The 13th edition of Iceland Airwaves recently took place between the 12th-16th October and - as usual - wowed everyone with a formidable display of local talent and a hand-picked selection international acts. Since most of the invited international media are still making their way home a lot of press is still to come, but a few dedicated…

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You Are In Control 2011 Round Up

We are pleased to report that the fifth edition of You Are In Control music and creative industries conference was once again a resounding success. The event, which took place on the 10th-12th October in Reykjavik, offered attendees a mix of inspirational keynote speeches, panels and workshops on a wide range of topics centered around the theme of…

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