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University concerts - Available at University of Iceland

For decades, half a century really, this tradition of University concerts has been alive at the University of Iceland. These are monthly events during autumn and spring semester, and take place in University buildings.

Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen, adjunct in Social Sciences, has been the organiser and artistic director since the autumn of 2020 and is guided by the slogan "University for all - Music for all". Arnar takes his slogan seriously and seeks collaboration with musicians in diverse genres, such as pop/rock, jazz, classical music or just what is promising at each point in time. He will, furthermore, place special emphasis on supporting young and up-coming artists and will seek to premiere new pieces.

All concerets will be prodcast in a live stream during the autumn semester 2020 and spring semester 2021; with or without audince in line with the restrictions on social gaterhings in place at each point in time. 

Ólafur Kram performs at the University Concert

This year's winners of Músiktilraunir will perform at the first University concert this season. The concert takes place on Wednesday 13 October at 12.15. There will be a live stream from the concert.

Ólafur Kram won Músiktiraunir this year with an his excellent contribution. The band's music has been like a breath of fresh air into the Icelandic music scene and should not be missed!

The members of the band are Iðunn Gígja Kristjánsdóttir, Guðný Margrét Eyjólfs, Birgitta Björg Guðmarsdóttir, Eydís Kvaran and Sævar Andri Sigurðsson and they play a kind of chamber punk with a reference to the past (Spilverk Þjóðanna, Slits) and current times (Chastity Belt) It is impossible not to be moved by the energy, sincerity, and the passion of this group. The songs are original, searching and ingeniously put together and the texts clever, meaningful, and hilarious. The band works well together, all members sing and the high spirits, joy, and relentless courage is - to be honest - almost overwhelming.

A link to the live stream

IMGES TAKEN BY KRISTINN INGVARSSON AT THE UNIVERSITY CONCERTS 2020-2021

Mikael Máni and band
Mikael Máni and band
Mikael Máni and band
Mikael Máni and band
Mikael Máni and band
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Dymbrá
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Umbra
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Kælan Mikla
Sóley
Sóley
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Sóley
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Sóley
Krummi
Krummi
Krummi
Krummi