DARK MUSIC DAYS
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
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
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