Hljómsveitina Throat & Chest skipa listamennirnir Peter Liversidge, Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir, Huginn Þór Arason og Benedikt H. Hermannsson.Throat & Chest kemur fram í allra fyrsta sinn í Mengi miðvikudagskvöldið 4. júní og mun í kjölfarið leggja af stað í tónleikaferðalag um landið, en ekki er vitað hverjir áfangastaðir hljómsveitarinnar verða. Búast má við mörgum litum, óvæntum hljóðum og mikilli gleði.Aðgangseyrir 2.000 kr.
Indriði Ingólfsson hefur komið víða við í listinni, tekið þátt í ýmsum spunaverkefnum, búið til hljómskúlptúra, teiknað og málað. Í músíkinni hefur hann að mestu leiti spilað með bræðrum sínum í Muck en einnig alltaf verið iðinn við að semja og taka upp sína eigin tónlist. Einstaklingstónlistin hefur oftast verið tekin upp inní svefnherbergi Indriða og að mestu leyti haldið sig þar. Indriði sá þörf á að breyta þessu, hélt af stað útúr svefnherberginu og út í stúdíó í skógi í Norður-Ameríku og tók upp sína debut plötu sem von er á á næstu misserum. Þar eyddi hann tveimur vikum með hljóðfærum og græjum. Vinir komu í heimsókn og höfðu það gott, spiluðu á básúnur, sungu, trommuðu, fóru í gönguferðir og hoppuðu útí vötn . Þá stökk platan af segulbandinu yfir á harða diskinn hans Indriða og flaug með honum aftur til Íslands. Nú er kominn tími til spila, Indriði hóaði í hóp og hljómsveitin Makril varð til.
Bandið skipar Tumi Árnason, Ása Dýradóttir, Albert Finnbogason, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir og Indriði Arnar Ingólfson. aðgangseyrir 2.000 kr.
Duo Harpverk was formed in 2007 by harpist Katie Buckley and percussionist Frank Aarnink. The duo’s intention is to commission and perform music for harp and percussion. Since beginning they have commissioned over 80 pieces from composers in Iceland and all over the world.Although they have many works from more experienced composers, the main focus of Harpverk is to commission and perform the music of both young Icelandic composers and young composers worldwide. They have performed at Reykjavik Arts Festival, Dark Music Days, Iceland Airwaves, Kirkjulistahátíð as well as many other festivals and concerts in Iceland. They have also toured Denmark, The Netherlands and Faeroe Islands and in March 2013 they performed Washington D.C.‘s Kennedy Center in March 2013 as a part of the Nordic Cool Festival.Harpverk released their first CD, The Greenhouse Sessions, in April 2012 and are currently working on their second album.The house opens at 20:30 and the concert starts at 9pm. Entrance fee is 2.000 kr.
Fuck Art Let’s Kill collective (FALK) presents a concert at Mengi 19. June. Performing are Eric Boros, from Canada/France but the FALKmembers Krakkkbot og AMFJ will open the show. House opens 21:00/9pm and the admission is 2000 ISK.Eric Boros has been immersed in the global underground for the better part of the last twenty years. He is a self-taught guitarist, experimental multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer, cassette archivist and performance artist, curator and networker, photographer, and translator. With a focus on trans-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, he has established connections with artists from around the world and off the beaten path, crossing the borders between art, music and noise.KRAKKKBOT is an Icelandic electronic doom musician working with drones, beats and noise. This year he has released two albums; Blak Musk on vinyl released by FALK andAmateur of the Year – Crammed with Cock on cassette released by Lady Boy Records who also featured on a compilation cassette released earlier this year.Krakkkbot’s performance this evening will feature works from both of those albums
in addition to sounds he is currently working on.AMFJ – A one-man power-electronics/
as well as on various combilations release by labels such as Yatra-Arts,
Lady Boy Records and Terratur Possessions. This set will be instrumental and will offer up some sounds from some of recent releases mixed with new sounds.
Mandolin will perform a Yiddish concert repertoire with songs expressing emotions of both deep sorrow and sheer joy. The group will play later this summer at the Folk Music Festival in Siglufjörður.Members of Mandolin are:
Elísabet Indra Ragnarsdóttir – Violin
Guðrún Árnadóttir – Violin
Karl Pestka – Violin
Magnús Pálsson – Clarinet
Martin Kollmar – Clarinet and vocals
Óskar Sturluson – Guitar
Ástvaldur Traustason – Accordion
Sigríður Ásta Árnadóttir – Accordion and vocals
Alexandra Kjeld – Upright bass and vocals
The concert starts at 9 pm and the entrance fee is 2.000 kr.
Skúli Sverrisson and Óskar Guðjónsson have collaborated on music for more than a decade. Their two records, The Box Tree and Eftir Þögn both received a warm reception, including the Icelandic music award for both releases.
THE BOX TREE
If you put Stan Getz in an echo chamber, playing at the quietest volume possible, his breath audibly escaping around the reed, alongside someone playing a semi-acoustic bass with baroque-guitar technique, you’d get something roughly like “The Box Tree” (Mengi), a gorgeous record of duets between two Icelandic musicians, the bassist Skuli Sverrisson and the tenor saxophonist Oskar Gudjonsson. The 10 pieces on the album are studies in melodic ebb and flow at even projection. They’re not improvised pieces; they’re well-charted with sweet melodies. (The CD comes in a folded map). Because it doesn’t sound like much else, it can carve out a privileged space for you pretty quickly. It’s a pulse-settler and an order-restorer: It could be the last thing you listen to before you go to bed, or something to lead you into sleep.Ben Ratliff, New York Times, 2013
In 2013 amiina took part in a production where five artists and bands (amiina, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear, Tim Hecker and Yann Tiersen) were commissioned to compose new soundtracks to the 100 year old films on the psychopathic and ruthless criminal Fantômas. The occasion was the Gaumont’s 4K restoration of the five films that was completed earlier that year.
The five films were screened with live performances of the new soundtracks on Halloween in Chatelet in Paris last year. Amiina now invites you to a performance and screening of the second film in the sequel: Fantômas 2: Juve contra Fantômas on Thursday June 26 in Mengi.
The concert starts at 9 pm and the entrance fee is 2.000 kr.
For more information about Fantômas see below:
Fantômas is the Lord of Terror, the Genius of Evil, the arch-criminal anti-hero of a series of 32 pre-WWI French thrillers written by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain.
The five film sequels were directed by the silent film pioneer Louis Feuillade , who directed over 700 films in his career and is credited with developing many of the thriller techniques used famously by Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, and others.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fantômas film sequel Gaumont, in collaboration with the Eclair Group and the National Center of Cinematography, restored the films using 4K technology. To mark the the event Yann Tiersen commisioned 4 other artists and bands (amiina, Tim Hecker, Loney Dear, James Blackshaw) to create new soundtracks to the films, which were performed live at a screening in Chatelet (Paris) on Halloween 2013.
Crime fiction and film
One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantômas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the collaborators Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre’s death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic bookadaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers.
The books and movies came out in quick succession and anticipated the current production methods of Hollywood, in two respects: First, the authors distributed the writing among themselves; their working method was to draw up the general plot between them and then go off and write alternate chapters independently of each other, meeting up to tie the two halves of the story together in the final chapter. This approach allowed the authors to produce almost one novel per month. Second, the movie rights to the books were immediately snapped up.
Fantomas and the avant-garde
Fantômas—a figure of unmotivated evil, moral transgression and diabolical perversity—exerted a powerful fascination for avant-garde painters and writers for three decades.
Juan Gris’s cubist still-life Fantômas (Pipe and Newspaper) (1915), depicts a Fantômas novel among a number of everyday objects scattered about a café table. René Magritte returned to the iconography of Fantômas repeatedly. Max Jacob and Robert Desnos were among the writers who also were fascinated with the subject.
Fantomas is an example of the interplay between avant-garde intellectual and emerging mass culture in the early years of the twentieth century, and became a subject of the contradictory connections between high and popular culture, and joy of the surrealist movement.
Lafidki is Saphy Vong a sound and visual artist.
He’s a french solo musician with a background from Cambodia who is messing around with abstract electronics, noise and sequenced multi-layered rhythms. Playing live is for him always an experiment within the situation of spontaneous thinking and decision-making through the energy of people & space.
he has played alone and in collaboration on places such as Seoul (Yogiga), Helsinki (Myymälä 2), Bangkok (Nospace Gallery), St Petersburg (Erarta Contemporary Art Museum),Pittsburgh (VIA Festival), Minsk (New Ton Fashion Art), Arkaoda (Istanbul), Hong Kong (Strategic sounds),..w / Hype Williams, KXP, Lydia Lunch, Scott Colburn (Jabon), Shogun Kunitoki, Shonen Knife,Stellar Om Source, Family Battle Snake, James Ferraro, Maria Minerva, Molly Nilsson, Com Truise, Nate Young, Laurel Halo, Ital,Le1f..
Collaborations include the projects with Leyli, Zack Kouns and Rory hinchey, Dustin Wong (Ecstatic sunshine, Ponytail..), Dorcelsius.
He is running the label Steak au zoo records and organizer of a concert series for noise, experimental and free music.
Nina Nielsen was born in Stony Plain, Alberta. Moving between Norway and Canada, she grew up touring in North America, Europe and Asia as a member of folk groups.
She’s recorded and collaborated with bands and artists such as Timber Timbre and Thomas Dybdahl.
LOVE AND TERROR IN THE WILDERNESS is her first EP.