- 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
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.
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
- 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.
- Dark Music Days
2nd of February at 15.00
- 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!
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
- 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 of a solo work by Hildur Guðnadóttir, to be released in 2014.
- 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.
£15 / £10 students
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
- On a fast train through Europe
- London’s burning
- 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.