dates

2014

  • Dark Music Days

1st of February

Concert at Dark Music Days in Reykjavík. Premiere of a work by Hildur Guðnadóttir. Also on the program are sound/visual works by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson Hugi Guðmundsson and Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson. The venue is Norðurljós in Reykjavík’s concert house Harpa and concert starts at 14.00

  • Bedroom

19th of March

Collaboration with artist Berglind María Tómasdóttir. The event will take place within the avant-garde concert series Peripheriberry in Reykjavík. Works by Þuríður Jónsdóttir, Nicholas Deyoe, Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Clinton McCallum, Hildur Guðnadóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir and Anna Þorvaldsdóttir. The venue is Reykjavík’s Art Museum and concert starts at 20.00

  • From a 5 metre distance

30th of March

Concert within NoA’s winter concert series in Reykjavík. Guest artist with NoA is natural horn player Ella Vala Ármannsdóttir and the event will feature some of the first chamber works written for the instrument. Time and place is 20.00 at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavik Arts Museum.

  • From then till now in Åland

5th of April

Nordic Affect will mix baroque gems with some exciting new music in a concert organized by the Nordic Institue on Åland. The event which starts at 19.00 will take place in the beautiful medieval Hammarlands church.

  • Bach reworked

26th of April

Concert within NoA’s winter concert series in Reykjavík. The ensemble collaborates for this event with composer Hróðmar Ingi Sigurbjörnsson who will put the baroque period’s love of transcriptions into good use and transcribe organ works by Buxtehude and Bach for NoA.  And there’s more; the fantastic recorder player Ian Wilson will make an appearance with the ensemble. Time and place is 17.15 at Kjarvalsstaðir – Reykjavik Arts Museum.

  • Flow

30th of May

Nordic Affect will make an appearance at Reykjavík Arts Festival. The event will take place at Roni Horn’s Library of Water in Stykkishólmur and include a premiere of new works by Valgeir Sigurðsson, Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson and Úlfur Hansson. All further details can be found on the festival website by clicking here.

  • Back to school!

15th of June

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Guðrún Óskarsdóttir from Nordic Affect make an appearance at IsNord festival. The concert which takes place in the atmospheric church Borg focuses on music education in the baroque era. Works by Vivaldi, Couperin, Bach a.o. The concert starts at 16.00.

  • Skálholt Summer Concerts

30th of June – Shades of Silence

Nordic Affect performs contemporary compositions written for baroque instruments by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Úlfar Ingi Haraldsson, Hlynur Aðils Vilmarsson and Úlfur Hansson. The event also includes premiere of a new work by Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir. Concert starts at 20.00

2nd of July - All living music…

In this talk Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, baroque violinist and artistic director of  Nordic Affect presents the ensemble’s creative collaborations with contemporary composers. The event starts at 14.00

10th and 12th of July – Nouvelle vague / New wave

Nordic Affect performs works by some of French baroque music’s innovators, i.e. Leclair, Blavet, Rebel and Rameau. The concert on the Thursday starts at 20.00 and on the Saturday at 17.00.
  • Ultima / Nordic Music Days

18th of September

NoA’s Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir performs INNI by Þuríður Jónsdóttir at Loftet in Oslo. The event starts at 12.00. Further information can be found by clicking here.

  • TRANSIT festival

25th-26th of October

A concert with premieres of new works by Brendan Faegre, Taylan Susam and Thomas Smetryns commissioned by TRANSIT festival (BE) and November Music (NL) for Nordic Affect. Also on the program are Icelandic compositions written for NoA by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson and Þuríður Jónsdóttir.

  • Copenhagen Renaissance Festival

3rd of November

Nordic Affect will perform a unique blend of contemporary and baroque compositions at the CRF as the festival’s theme in 2014 is Crossings & Meetings. The concert is scheduled to take place at Literaturhaus in Copenhagen.

  • November Music

9th of November

Two concert sessions with new works by Brendan Faegre, Taylan Susam and Thomas Smetryns commissioned by TRANSIT festival (BE) and November Music (NL) for Nordic Affect. Also on the program are Icelandic compositions written for NoA by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson and Þuríður Jónsdóttir.

2013

  • Dark Music Days

2nd of February at 15.00

Concert at Dark Music Days in Reykjavík at Harpa concert house. Works by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Hróðmar Ingi Sigurbjörnsson, Þuríður Jónsdóttir, Sophie Dufeutrelle and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

  • Radio broadcast

4th of February at 21.10

The recording of NoA’s concert at Dark Music Days will be aired on the program Ópus

  • The Iceland Music Award

20th of February

Nordic Affect’s Abel recording is nominated for an Iceland Music Award in the categories “Best classical CD of the year” and “Best sound production of the year”. The ceremony will be transmissioned on Icelandic television.

  • The European day of early music

21st of March

The European day of early music will be held for the first time this year. NoA will participate in a live broadcast on Icelandic radio, which will include live music and panel discussions. Transmission starts at 17.00

  • Back to school!

17th of April

We’ll continue our winter concert series at The Culture House in Reykjavík. The concert which takes place in atmospheric library focuses on music education in the baroque era. The program includes works by J.S.Bach and son C.P.E.Bach, Hotteterre, Locatelli, Cima and Geminiani. Concert starts at 20.00!

  • Recording

June

We’ll continue recording our new CD with works by Icelandic female composers. The recording is sponsored by Hlaðvarpinn – women’s cultural fund.

  • Skálholt Summer Concerts

25th-27th of July

Concerts at Skálholt Summer Concerts. We’ll perform works by the two giants of English baroque music, aka Handel and Purcell. So join us in the beautiful surroundings of Skálholt for some mesmerizing music at the oldest early music festival in the Nordic countries.

  • Out of the ashes

15th of September

Join us for an event where we’ll play some of the beautiful music written in the aftermath of the Thirty years war. Works will range from Schmelzer’s captivating variation writing to music by one of the masters of Northern Europe; Buxtehude! Concert starts at 16.00 at The Culture House in Reykjavík

  • Nordic Council Music Prize

30th of October

The winner of the Nordic Council Music Prize will be announced at a special award gala in Oslo Opera. The show will be sent out in a joint Nordic TV  broadcast.

  • Sound and vision at Airwaves

1st of November

NoA will make an appearance at Iceland Airwaves with a show which includes a new work by María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir written for NoA and the premiere of a commission by sound and visual artist Kippi Kaninus and composer Hugi Guðmundsson. We’ll also screen new music videos by Andri Hafliðason to NoA’s recording of Händelusive by Hugi. Show starts at 19.10 in Kaldalón in Harpa!

  • The very best

10th of November

An exploration into the mixed musical style of the 18th century, when French composers became besotted with the exciting sonatas and concertos of the Italians, Germans plunged into the lavishing suites of the French, and others caught the fever of the so called barbaric beauty of Eastern European folk music. Concert starts at 16.00 at The Culture House in Reykjavík

  • Recording

November

Recording of a solo work by Hildur Guðnadóttir, to be released in 2014.

2012

  • Dark Music Days

27th of January at 17.00

Concert at Dark Music Days in Iceland in January in the brand new concert house Harpa. Works by Hugi Guðmundsson, María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson and Hafdís Bjarnadóttir.

  • CD release concert with special guests

4th of March at 16.00

Join us for our official CD launch concert. In historic Belgravia, central London, the atmosphere of an 18th century concert room will be replicated as the ensemble, joined by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, performs the charming and witty music by Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787) as it appears on our new CD on the Brilliant Classics label. Following the one hour concert, stay and have a drink with the musicians and purchase signed copies of the CD.

Advance bookings only
£15 / £10 students
http://www.oxboffice.com/EventDetails.aspx?eid=1559
0845 680 1926 (local rate from land lines)
  • Then we take Berlin

9th of June at 15.00

Concert in Reykjavík with a program that evolves around music from 18th century Berlin. So get ready for CPE Bach, Quantz, Benda and co. as they’ll invade the atmospheric venue of Kraum which is situated in one of Reykjavík’s oldest buildings, built in fact in 1762!

  • All the way into the living room
3rd of July at 20.30
An evening inspired by the musical entertainments of Europe around 1800. Music by N. Dalayrac, J. Haydn, L.v. Beethoven, F. Scubert and J.N. Hummel.
  • Recording
7th and 8th of July
First recording session for a new CD to be released in 2013 with works by Icelandic female composers. The recording is sponsored by Hlaðvarpinn – women’s cultural fund.
  • On a fast train through Europe
22nd of July
Akureyrarkirkja summer concerts.
Two members of Nordic Affect, baroque violinist Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir baroque violinist, and harpsichordist Guðrún Óskarsdóttir perform a program which spans some of the super stars of violin writing in the baroque era Rebel, Corelli, Uccellini and Bertali, so get ready for an hour which spans everything from sonatas to dance music. Free entrance
  • London’s burning
 30th of September
NoA heads to London and the 17th Century. We’ll sneak a peak at entertainments, musical life at court together with the great fire of London… from a safe distance of course. We’ll encounter the British Orfeus Purcell, immigrants and the colourful mr.Pepys! Concert starts at 16.oo, at The Culture House in Reykjavík
  • Plug in

5th of November

Join us for a premiére of a new work by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson… performed from computers! Guðmundur Steinn will be in good company as we’ll also play works by Bodinus, Telemann, Corelli and Leclair. Concert starts at 20.00, at The Culture House in Reykjavík.

  • Recordings
November
Recording of works from the 18th Century for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. To be aired on 24th of December at 17.00.
Recording of Händelusive by Hugi Gudmundsson.
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