Tag Archives: iceland

In Remembrance of Johann Johannsson

On 10-FEB-2018, Icelandic musician and film score composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away at the young age of 48.  Words are still failing to describe the atmospheres his music created and the depths in which I would be lost within them.  I was able to attend two concerts that came through MN over the years and […]
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Finally, Photos from Iceland

It has been 14-years since we visited Iceland, and I finally have posted photos!

Poem – Voice

Through the open window a voice whispering garbled words drifted in with the autumn breeze filled with the sea. Through the morning light reflecting off floating dust I walked to the window overlooking the center of town. Empty fountain, streets, and cafe tables sat in the mountain shadows. In the distance a church steeple rises […]
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New Music

Some recent music, delving into new music and artists, as well as favorites, including a release by Hildur Gudnadottir, one of my favorite Icelandic musicians. Seven Lions – Worlds Apart (2014) Seven Lions – The Throes of Winter (2015) Celldweller – End of an Empire (Chapter 03: Dreams) (2015) Celldweller – Transmissions: Volume 01 (2014) […]
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Movie – Oblivion

This is somewhat of a belated review of the movie “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, and Andrea Riseborough that was released in 2013. I first watched this movie 3 or 4 months ago and while it was “good”, it did not make much of an impression or stick with me. I wrote […]
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New Music

While I have been away from blogging way more than I would like, the music keeps on flowing as there is so much out there.  Found a nice treat with an Icelandic group that I had not heard of, and some other stuff. Arstioir – Arstioir (2009) Arstioir– Svefns Og Voku Skil (2011) An Indie-folk / classical band from […]
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Icelandic Music

As a follow-up to the recent Ólafur Arnalds concert we attended, here is a list of Icelandic musicians in the playlist. Siggi Ármann Ólafur Arnalds Ólöf Arnalds Hildur Gudnadóttir Jóhann Jóhannsson Sigur Rós Valgeir Sigurdsson Skuli Sverrisson

Music – Olafur Arnalds

Last Thursday beneath the baking 90 degree sun, we made our way to The Cedar for a special evening: Olafur Arnalds. Olafur is an Icelandic musician and composer, whose work can be loosely described as neo-classical / electronic / ambient / ethereal / haunting / melancholy / sparse. In other words, it pulls at every […]
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Short Story – Woman with Buggy

This short story is my first serious attempt at something other than poetry, and a desire to share with everyone. Since our visit to Iceland was in 2004, this story has been in the works for 8 years. It is based on people we met and cultural places that we visited. Below is part 1 […]
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Photos – Iceland

I have posted photos from a 2004 trip to Iceland, of a museum in Reykjavik, here.