Berglind Ágústsdóttir er myndlistar- og tónlistarkona sem hefur ávallt blandað miðlum saman og unnið mikið í samvinnu við aðra. Berglind gaf út fyrstu plötuna sína, “fiskur nr.1″ hjá Smekkleysu árið 1997 en hefur síðan þá gefið út fjölmargar plötur bæði ein og einnig sungið sem gestasöngkona hjá ýmsum böndum. Hún gerir tilrauna-popmúsik með fjölmörgum vinum en starfrækir einnig verkefnið Dream Lovers sem eru aðallega instrumental tilraunir sem hún gerir ein. Einnig er Berglind í alþjóðlegu spunasveitinni Bumsquats og sendir út tilrauna útvarp undir nafniu radio_mix_kassette ásamt því að gera myndlist og síðan blanda þessu öllu saman. Berglind hefur undanfarin ár verið búsett í Berlin og tekið virkan þátt í underground senunni þar og spilað víða í Evrópu og Bandaríkjunum en einnig túrað um Ísland. Sem stendur býr hún á Seyðisfirði og tekur upp nýtt efni. Berglind og Funi sonur hennar hyggja á tónleikaferðalag til New York í ágúst og nýtist innkoma á þessa tónleika sem styrkur fyrir þá ferð. Árið 2013 gaf berglind út plötuna ” i am you girl ” og tilraunasnælduna “Dream Lovers 2”. Hún mun flytja efni af þessum plötum en líka nýtt, óflutt efni ef stemmning leyfir. Tenglar tengdir Berglindi: http://
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Kristín Valtýsdóttir, aka Kría Brekkan, has performed as a solo artist sinceher departure from the legendary Icelandic band múm in 2006.
Shortly after her departure from múm she released the album Pullhair Rubeye along with Avey Tare of Animial Collective as well as releasing several EP’s on the Paw Tracks label. Kristín Anna has also collaborated on albums with Stórsveit Nix Noltes, Animal Collective, Mice Parade and Slowblow.
The last few years, Kristín Anna has studied painting and participated in numerous events related to that including performances with the renowned Icelandic artists Ragnar Kjartansson.
The members of Mógil are:
Hilmar Jensson – guitar
Joachim Badenhorst – clarinet
Heiða Árnadóttir – vocals
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir – viola
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – trumpet.
Mógil has played at many festivals e.g. WOMEX World music festivall, Reykjavík Jazz festival, Iceland Airwaves and has toured a few times around in Belgium, Holland and Iceland.
In the fall of 2008 Mógil recorded their CD Ró, which was released by the Belgian label Radical Duke. Ró got excellent reviews and was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards in 2008.
On a sunny summer day in Iceland, Mógil gathered in a beautiful studio by the sea surrounded by seals, whales and seagulls and recorded their CD Í stillunni hljómar, which was released in 2011.
Mógil will be recording their third CD in the summer of 2014.
The concert starts at 9pm and the entrance fee is 2.000 kr.
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The CDs have gotten some great reviews and here are a few quotes:
“Other good times included the spindly chamber-folk tensions of Mógil!”
Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke
“The music floats in a gauzy haze with the vocals delivered in a rich,soprano that has a folk-based earthiness, contrasting with the very contemporary accompaniment. This not only gives the music a healthy tension but also a timeless feel.”
The New York City Jazz record – NYC
“The best Belgian release at the moment”
Humo – Belgium
“Zusammen spielte das Quartett eine verzaubernde Musik”
Christoph Giese, Reykjavík Jazz festival
“Music for a new Iceland, Borderless genius”
MBL – Iceland
“I recommend Ró for listeners that are interested in looking beyond the horizon”
Folk Rodels – Belgium
“Music that touches the soul”
The silent ballet – NYC
“Ró sounds warm and adventurus”
De Morgen – Belgium
“The music is intelligent and creative, highly recommended!”
Psychedelic folk – NYC
“Ró is exquisite from the beginning to the end”
Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery – NYC
Musician, composer, curator and professor, Rogelio Sosa’s artistic practice focuses on exploring the intersection of art, technology and music. His work seeks to eliminate rigidity of musical notation and concert halls through the use of experimentation. The result is a form of sound art composed of textures, layers, landscapes and frequencies expressed as liberating gestures. Through compositions, installations and performances he upholds the freedom and individualization of the artist in the midst of a society of oppression.
His most recent improvisations / performances are characterized by the expressive use of the voice as a vehicle for emotions and moods, generating noise and seeking empathy with the audience
admission 2.000 kr.
Kjuregej Kjuregej (Alexandra Argunova) is a Sakha- Yakutian artist who has lived and worked in Iceland for around 40 years.
The music she sings is principally from her native Yakutia, a land situated within the heart of Siberia. These unique folk songs paint vivid pictures alternately from lively Shamanic songs depicting the awakening Northland world to ghostly invocations of loss and icy cold.
Kjuregej also performs nostalgic songs from Russia and from her adopted country Iceland, always in her inimitable style.
On her album and when performing Kjuregej is normally joined by musicians from the East of Iceland: composer/improvisor Charles Ross plus roots rocker Halldór Warén. This time Ásgeir Ásgeirsson will perform with Kjuregej and Halldor. Asgeir is one of most versatile guitarist in Iceland playing wide variety of music everything from Balkan-music to jazz to country.
An evening with Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir celebrating the release of
“Enter the Enlightenment, become Real”
The poetry record “Enter the Enlightenment, become Real” is now being released at Mengi.
Along with the vinyl record there are video codes to the video “Surrounded by the purest blue, I welcome you” and the videoperformance made in collaboration with E.S.P TV.
Arnljótur Sigurðsson is an Icelandic musician born and raised in Reykjavik. He has studied music and art since he was very young but is also very interested in chess and science. He plays with the band Ojba Rasta as well as participating in various innovative performance art and improvisation projects. He has released the records Listauki (2008), Línur (2014) as well as a music video collection called Veðurfréttir (2011), which was released on VHS in ten copies. A new release is expected this year.
Arnljótur will play a mix of new and old material, using various flutes and other instruments. Some old classics may even be revitalised and vice versa.
Show starts at 9 pm and the entrance fee is 2.000 kronur.
Skúli Sverrisson and Ólöf Arnalds have been collaborating for over a decade. They´re work includes Seria I, Seria II, Við og við, Innundir Skinni and Sudden Elevation. They have recently completed Ólöf´s new solo record, Palme, to be released on September 29th.
This Saturday they will present an evening of new music as well as selected pieces from their combined repertoire in the intimate setting of Mengi.
Bonnie Lander is a soprano from Philadelphia who specializes in the performance of contemporary and experimental new music. She has performed throughout the United States as an improviser as well as an interpreter of classic and modern repertoire while striving to blend the differing vocal styles. Bonnie is co-founder of Baltimore based chamber group ‘Rhymes With Opera’ and is currently working towards her doctoral degree at UC San Diego.
Flutist and interdisciplinary artist Berglind Tómasdóttir frequently explores identity and archetypes in her work. Tómasdóttir has worked with elements of video art, theater and music through various performances, including the acclaimed I’m an Island (2012). Her work has been featured at Reykjavík Arts Festival, MSPS New Music Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana, The 2013 National Flute Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, REDCAT in Los Angeles, CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico and the Bang on a Can Marathon in San Francisco. Berglind Tómasdóttir holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music and the Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and a DMA in contemporary music performance from University of California, San Diego.
On July 25th Oddrún Lilja Jónsdóttir and Matthias Hemstock will perform as a free improvising duo. Oddrún Lilja plays electric guitar and has been focusing on improvised music as well as folk music from India and Africa. She graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music this spring.
Matthías Hemstock as been working on the Icelandic music scene for the last 30 years. He has worked with, amongst others, Tómas R. Einarsson, Óskar Guðjónsson, Hilmar Jensson, Ómar Guðjónsson, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Skúli Sverrisson og Tena Palmer.
This program in Mengi will consist of free improvisation for the most part and it will be the first time Oddrún and Matthías play together.
Concert starts at 9pm
Admission: Isk. 2000
Mr. Silla or Sigurlaug Gísladóttir is an icelandic musician and artist. She plays with various bands and acts such as múm, Snorri Helgason, Mice Parade and Low Roar. Her first solo record is well under way and she will be playing some of the new material in between some older songs.
Entrance fee is 2000 kronur.