MYRKIR MÚSÍKDAGAR

DARK MUSIC DAYS

26.1 - 2.2 2019

DARK MUSIC DAYS

 Gunnar Karel Másson Artistic Director

Gunnar Karel Másson
Artistic Director

Dark Music Days is an annual festival of contemporary and new music which takes place during the darkest period of the Icelandic winter at the concert hall Harpa in downtown Reykjavík. The festival was founded in 1980 by the Iceland Composers' Society as a platform for Icelandic composers to present their work. Today the festival is a platform for performing and getting to know new music with an emphasis on new Icelandic compositions and performers in addition to international artists.

The Dark Music Days 2019 will present a cross section of pioneering contemporary music from both sides of the Atlantic. The focus lies on works with mixed techniques where the boundaries of contemporary music performance are explored.  

The Artistic Drector of Dark Music Days 2019 is composer Gunnar Karel Másson.  Másson studied composition at the Iceland Art Academy and The Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. He is an experienced concert producer as he co-founded and runs the Sonic Festival in Copenhagen and is one of the artistic directors of the music collective Jaðarber/Peripheriberry.

 

DARK MUSIC DAYS TEAM

Gunnar Karel Másson - Artistic Director
Valdís Þorkelsdóttir - Managing Director
Særún Ósk Pálmadóttir - PR & Marketing
Valgerður Pétursdóttir - Graphic  Designer

Contact: darkmusicdays@gmail.com
Press and marketing requests: saerunosk@gmail.com

 

DARK MUSIC DAYS BOARD

Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir - Chairman of the Society of Icelandic Composers
Páll Ragnar Pálsson -  Treasurer of the Society of Icelandic Composers
Þuríður Jónsdóttir - Secretary of the Society of Icelandic Composers      

 

VENUES

The festival takes place at the award-winning cultural and social center, Harpa, beautifully located at the sea in the heart of Reykjavík, as well as other smaller venues around the city centre. 

Fríkirkjan - Fríkirkjuvegur 7

Gamla Bíó - Ingólfsstræti 2a

Hafnarborg - Strandgata 34, 220 Hafnarfjordur

Hallgrímskirkja - Hallgrímstorg 101

Hannesarholt - Grundarstígur 10

Harpa - Austurbakki 2

Húrra - Tryggvagata 22

Iðnó - Vonastræti 3

Reykjavik Art Museum/Listasafn Reykjavíkur - Hafnarhús, Tryggvagata 17

Mengi - Óðinsgata 2

The Nordic House/Norræna húsið - Sæmundargata 11

 

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