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New Creations Festival features Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra New Creations Festival includes a work by Icelandic Composer Daniel Bjarnason Bow to String with Icelandic Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir on Wed. March 5 at 8 p.m. at the Roy Thompson Hall. Saeunn will be performing with Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz. For additional information visit or click on our event listing.

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Win a Copy of Höfnin Hljómar


We’re giving a way a copy of this weird and wonderful Icelandic experimental music compilation CD, produced by Yatra Arts. Currently it is only available in Iceland (worldwide distribution happens early February). The cover photo is from the largest lake in Reykjanes Penisula…is it: 1/ Tjörnin 2/ Blue Lagoon 3/ Kleifarvatn 4/ Jökulsárlón Email your answer to:    […]

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Music Review: Icelandic Experimental Music CD, Höfnin Hljómar


Check out this great review of the experimental compilation, Höfnin Hljómar.

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Iceland Airwaves at The Horseshoe Tavern’s Nu Music Nite


After a one year hiatus, ICCT president Karen Helena and Iceland Airwaves director Grímur Atlason are working in conjunction with Toronto indie promoters Audio Blood Inc, Indie 88 and Dave Bookman’s Nu Music night to give you another awesome taste of what the music festival in Iceland is all about!

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Pssst..remember the Iceland Airwaves Toronto Showcase? It’s coming back!


Check out these awesome videos taken at the 2010 and 2011 showcases. Lay Low, Retro Stefson (2010) and For a Minor Reflection, Of Monsters and Men (2011)   Click our event listing for announcement details of the Iceland Airwaves showcase 2013!

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Re-re-re-invention – Has Björk still got it after four decades of performing?


Concert review by: Karen Helena.  Björk’s performance at Echo Beach Tuesday night was undoubtedly delicious and satisfying. She could have stood alone on stage, without any bells or whistles (or pyrotechnics) and still had our undivided attention. Still, the bells and whistles didn’t hurt. An all female Icelandic choir echoed the beach complimenting Björk’s superlative […]

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