Charles Ross & Katherine Wren | 2 violas
Mar
27
9:00 PM21:00

Charles Ross & Katherine Wren | 2 violas

Katherine Wren & Charles Ross... Tónverk og spuni

Fiðluleikarinn og tónskáldið Katherine Wren kemur fram ásamt Charles Ross í Mengi miðvikudaginn 27. mars. Charles Ross er búsettur á austurlandi, en hann hlaut doktorsgráðu í tónsmíðum við Háskólann í Glasgow. Katherine lærði tónlist við Háskólann í Manchester og Royal Northern tónlistarháskólann í Englandi. Hún er núverið meðlimur Konunglegu skosku sinfoníuhljómsveitarinnar. Það gleður hana að vera stödd á Íslandi og halda tónleika með Charles Ross, en tónleikarnir munu fyrst og fremst einkennast af spuna.

Hurð opnar 20:30 - Tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2.000


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Katherine Wren and Charles Ross... Pieces and improvisations

Katherine Wren studied music at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music in England. She is a currently a member of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra where, alongside orchestral playing, she has a passion for audience engagement and contemporary music. In September 2016 she formed Nordic Viola, a flexible ensemble performing and promoting music from the countries circling the North
Atlantic in conjunction with a 6-month project where she worked with other musicians and composers, including Kristian Blak in the Faroes, Charles Ross in Iceland, Greenlander Arnannguaq Gerstrøm, Shetland fiddler, Margaret Robertson and Orkney composer and flautist Gemma McGregor. Education is an important part of Katherine’s work and she also worked in music schools throughout the region.

Katherine is passionate about contemporary music and has commissioned several new works for Nordic Viola, including “AND” for solo viola by Lillie Harris as well as “Hrakningar” (inspired by geese migrating from Egilsstaðir to Scotland by Anna Appleby and “Ukioq” by Arnannguaq Gerstrøm, both
for flute, viola and bassoon. Nordic Viola performed these commissions as part of Sound Festival, Aberdeen in October 2018. Nordic Viola have also performed in the RSN Chamber Series and at the Arctic Circle Conference in Edinburgh.
Katherine also enjoys free improvisation and has worked with Charles Ross in Seyðisfjörður and with trombonist Dávur Juul Magnussen in one of the cave concerts in the Summartónar Festival 2018 in the Faroes. The full ensemble also played in the Nordic House, Tórshavn during Summartónar this year.
Katherine is delighted to be back in Iceland to improvise with Charles Ross in Mengi

You can find out more at https://nordicviola.wordpress.com/

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Charles Ross has for a long time been preoccupied with
under documented music and art histories. Be it the music
and art of Oceania, Art Brut, ancient chess games and
contemporary experimental music he tends to be preoccupied with hidden cultures. Through this interest he is all but embracing "the other" and "the strange". With such interests, where he lives it doesn't take much for himself to be considered strange.

Having grown up in the countryside of Scotland and having decided to spend most of his adult life in the countryside of East Iceland he is a natural inhabitant of rural places. His scores are strange art objects in and of themselves, looking like maps of the countryside or sailing paths in Oceania. Yet it all seems to have a function, like an ancient Persian chess game perhaps. He is interested in real-time composing and exploring HOW we produce music, create new musicalities and how musicians interpret them.

Charles has been a resident of East Iceland since 1986.
He studied compositon with Frank Denyer and briefly with Morton Feldman. He currently holds a Ph.D in music composition from University of Glasgow.

As an improviser he has performed with several improv ensembles including Ilan Volkov‘s band "Mines", "With Lumps" and the "Glasgow Improviser‘s orchestra". He has also performed with electric guitarist Fred Frith and fellow violist Katherine Wren. His works have been performed by members of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Orchestra. Works have been broadcasted on RUV and BBC Radio 3.

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2000kr

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Bára Gísladóttir & Skúli Sverrisson
Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

Bára Gísladóttir & Skúli Sverrisson

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Margrómaða tónskáldið og kontrabassaleikarinn Bára Gísladóttir kemur fram með bassaleikaranum og tónskáldinu Skúla Sverrissyni laugardaginn 23. mars í Mengi.

Tónleikarnir eru hluti af dagskrá Mengi fyrir menningarsjóðinn puls.

Umfjöllun (á ensku) um tónleika þeirra - https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/11/6/kexp-live-iceland-airwaves-2018-day-1-bara-gisladottir-skuli-sverrisson/

Hurð opnar 20:30 - Tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2500kr

Mynd eftir Jim Bennett

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Award winning, Danish-based double bassist and composer Bára Gísladóttir will be performing together with acclaimed Icelandic bassist and composer Skúli Sverrisson on Saturday 23rd March at Mengi.

This concert is part of Mengi's curated programme as a concert promoter for puls.

"Recordings of Gísladóttir and Sverrisson’s collaborative works have yet to materialize, making their performance at KEX a special treat. Their set was completely improvisational, creating their cacophonous sounds right before our eyes. The two hardly ever connected their eyes while they played, but never did they feel out of sync. What's even more astounding is how the two blended so well while taking drastically different approaches with their instruments. Gísladóttir's playing is immensely physical, gripping her double bass with icy intensity. In her hands, the instrument screeches, twists, and contorts and fills the room with its powerful bombast. Her eyebrows flicker when she hits a particularly gnarly note. Or notes, as is often the case. The chords she'd manifest are harsh and unfamiliar, a delightfully alien sound. Her movements with the bow felt like a saw, grinding against the strings as if to cut through the strings.

In contrast, Sverrisson's playing was almost tender – although still decidedly ominous. Playing a six-string electric bass, he'd steadily pluck the strings and create a wondrous rumble. His notes would bellow in the room, echoing at a tone that hit your body like a bad feeling in your gut. It was like a premonition of danger, the parts in a film score that warn you that things are about to get dicey in the coming scene. The contrast of him moving so effortlessly with his fingers on the strings and frets – soft and fluid, never strenuous – to the ominous sounds he was creating was striking, to say the least."

KEXP - https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/11/6/kexp-live-iceland-airwaves-2018-day-1-bara-gisladottir-skuli-sverrisson/

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

Photo by Jim Bennett

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Vorkoma Ólafar Arnalds
Mar
21
9:00 PM21:00

Vorkoma Ólafar Arnalds

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Söngvaskáldið Ólöf Arnalds kemur upp úr djúpi vetrar með alls konar sprota; ný stef og textabúta sem hún hnýtir vandlega saman við lög sem hafa áður fest sig í sessi. Óvæntir gestir gætu skotið upp kollinum.

Húsið opnar 20:30 - Tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2500kr

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Troubadour Ólöf Arnalds rises from the depts of winter with all sorts of sprouts; new melodies and bits of poetry that she ties neatly together with some of her already established songs. Surprise guests might also appear.

Doors 20:30 - Show starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

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SMENGI #3 | Smekkleysa x Mengi
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

SMENGI #3 | Smekkleysa x Mengi

þá er komið að SMENGI #3! þið vitið hvað gengur á.
heil dagskrá hjá Mengi og Smekkleysu á Óðinsgötu!

lineup er:

dj Ásmundur og Sun Ra í Egyptalandi
dj Shark Fin from Stavanger
dj russian.girls
dj jameson
dj flugvél og geimskip
dj Slummi
Tumi Árnason
Daníel Friðrik ft. Ásta Fanney

hönnun á plakati: Hugi Ólafsson

sjáumst þar!

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so it’s time for SMENGI #3! you know the drill.

lineup is:

dj Ásmundur og Sun Ra í Egyptalandi
dj Shark Fin from Stavanger
dj russian.girls
dj jameson
dj flugvél og geimskip
dj Slummi
Tumi Árnason
Daníel Friðrik ft. Ásta Fanney

poster design: Hugi Ólafsson

see you there!

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Tvíund
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

Tvíund

Tónleikum frestað vegna veikinda / Concert postponed due to illness

Kví Ekki

Tvíund flytur frumsamda tónlist fyrir hljómborð, fiðlu og rödd laugardagskvöldið 16. mars. Tvíund skipa tónlistarkonurnar Ólöf Þorvarðsdóttir (Olla) og Guðrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir (Gedda). Þær stofnuðu Tvíund 2016 og hafa komið nokkrum sinnum fram í Mengi. Tónlist þeirra er einlæg, oft dramatísk, spunaofin, tilraunakennd og klassískt innblásin. Stundum leika þær sér með íslensk þjóðlagastef og á þessum tónleikum gæti heyrst í krumma, hana, svíni og afturgengnu barni.

Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 | Tónleikar hefjast kl. 21 | Miðaverð er 2.000 krónur

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KHWY NOT

Tvíund performs original music for keyboard, violin and voice on Saturday the 16th of March. Tvíund consists of the musicians Ólöf Þorvarðsóttir (Olla) and Guðrún Edda Gunnarsdóttir (Gedda). They created Tvíund in 2016 and have performed a number of times in Mengi. Their music is sincere, often dramatic, mostly improvised and experimental and inspired by classical music. Sometimes they experiment with Icelandic folktunes and at this performance you may hear a raven, a rooster, a pig and a baby ghost.

Doors at 8.30pm | Event starts at 9pm | Tickets are 2.000 kr.

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Hilmar Jensson
Mar
14
9:00 PM21:00

Hilmar Jensson

Fimmtudaginn 14. mars leikur Hilmar Jensson gítarleikari í Mengi.
Á efnisskránni verða eigin lög og annara í bland við það sem andinn blæs honum í brjóst.

Hilmar byrjaði að spila á gítar þegar hann var u.þ.b. sex ára og hóf tónlistarnám ellefu ára. Hann lauk námi við tónlistarskóla FÍH árið 1987, hlaut Bachelor gráðu við Berklee árið 1991 og hlaut einkakennslu frá Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook og Joe Lovano. Hann hefur tekið upp og flutt tónlist um víðan völl og hefur komið fram á yfir 50 plötum, þar af 8 sem hljómsveitarstjóri. Hann hefur komið fram í 35 löndum með tríói sínu TYFT, AlasNoAxis (Jim Black), MadLove (Trevor Dunn), Mogil, Outhouse, BMX og mörgum öðrum. Hilmar einnig einn af stofnendnum listasamtakanna Kitchen Motors/Tilraunaeldhússins.

Hilmar Jensson hefur komið fram með alls kyns tónlistarfólki og má þar til að mynda nefna: Tim Berne, Andrew D’Angelo, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrisson, Trevor Dunn, Herb Robertson, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Marc Ducret, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Ben Perowski, Jamie Saft, Ches Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Arve Henriksen, Audun Kleive, Bugge Wesseltoft, Per Jörgensen, Per Oddvar Johansen, Anders Jormin og fleiri og fleiri.

Húsið opnar kl. 20.30 | Miðaverð er 2.500 krónur.

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Guitarist Hilmar Jensson will be giving a solo performance this Thursday at Mengi.

Hilmar first picked up the guitar at the age of six but started studying formally at age eleven. He graduated from FIH School of Music in 1987, got his bachelors degree from Berklee College of Music in 1991 and took private lessons with Mick Goodrick, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook and Joe Lovano.
He has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 50 records including 8 as a leader or co-leader, he has also performed in 35 countries with his trio "TYFT", Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, Trevor Dunn's MadLove, Mogil, Outhouse, BMX and many others.
Hilmar is also one the founders of Kitchen Motors, an Icelandic record label, think tank and art organization.

Hilmar Jenson has recorded and/or performed with a variety of artists such as:
Tim Berne, Andrew D’Angelo, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrisson, Trevor Dunn, Herb Robertson, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Marc Ducret, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Ben Perowski, Jamie Saft, Ches Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Arve Henriksen, Audun Kleive, Bugge Wesseltoft, Per Jörgensen, Per Oddvar Johansen, Anders Jormin and many others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUYo6fZobEQ&frags=pl%

Doors open at 20.30 | Tickets cost 2.500 krónur

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Teebs + Thomas Davíð
Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

Teebs + Thomas Davíð

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Teebs + Thomas Stankiewicz

Teebs er sviðsnafn tónlistar- og myndlistarmannsins Mtendere Mandowa. Hann fæddist í New York, foreldrar hans frá Malawi og Barbados. Seinna flutti hann til Los Angeles og með verkum sínum fór hann að verða þekktur fyrir einkennandi hljóð sitt. Fyrsta platan hans ‘Ardour’ kom út árið 2010 við góðar móttökur. Hún var ein af fyrstu plötunum sem Flying Lotus gaf út á hljómplötuútgáfu sinni ‘Brainfeeder’. Síðan þá hefur Teebs gefið út tvær breiðskífur til viðbótar og er von á þeirri nýjustu frá honum á þessu ári. Á henni koma fram Panda Bear, Thomas Stankiewicz og fleiri til sögunnar. Teebs hefur verið mikill stólpur í raftónlistar-senunni víða um heim og hefur tónlist hans skarað sig út sem kontemplatíf, draumkennd og dáleiðandi. Þó er hún einnig oft mjög rythmísk og leynir í sér hljóðlægar áferðir af bjöguðum og breyttum hljóðum.

Thomas Davíð Stankiewicz er íslenskur tónlistarmaður sem starfað hefur í Los Angeles síðastliðin ár. Þar hefur hann starfað sem upptökustjóri ásamt því að semja og gefa út eigin tónlist hjá útgáfununni Stones Throw Records. Hann hefur unnið og komið fram með mörgum í Los Angeles, meðal annars Teebs. Undanfarið ár hafa þeir unnið að nýju efni sem kemur út árið 2019. Tónlist Thomasar er undir áhrifum af klassískri samtímatónlist og eldri kvikmynda- og þjóðlagatónlist.

Húsið opnar 20:30 - Tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðar 2500kr

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Teebs is the stage name of musician and visual artist Mtendere Mandowa. He was born in New York with parents from Malawi and Barbados. Later, in Los Angeles he became known for his distinctive sound. His first album "Ardor" was released in 2010 with critical acclaim, and was one of the first albums that Flying Lotus released on his record label "Brainfeeder". Since then he has released two more full-length albums and his latest will be released this year. Teebs has been a pillar in the electronic music scene, and his music has been described as hypnotic, contemplative and pastoral. However, it is also very rhythmic and conceals acoustic textures from distorted and uniquely altered sounds.

Thomas Stankiewicz is an Icelandic musician who has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the past few years. There he has worked as a producer and sessionist, as well as releasing his own music on the label Stones Throw Records. He has worked and performed with many artists in Los Angeles, for example, Teebs. Over the course of the last year the two of them have been working on new material that will be released in 2019. Thomas’s music is cinematic. It is influenced by classical contemporary and older film and folk music.

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

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Gyða
Mar
9
9:00 PM21:00

Gyða

Gyða Valtýsdóttir kemur fram ein með sellói sínu á nánum tónleikum í Mengi. Hún mun flytja efni eftir sig sjálfa og önnur tónskáld af plötum sínum Epicycle & Evolution.

Gyða Valtýsdóttir er fjölhæf listakona, þjálfuð og ótamin í klassískri tónlist. Hún hóf feril sinn með hljómsveitinni múm en hætti í henni til þess að ljúka við nám, en hún hlaut tvöfalda meistaragráðu við Hochschule für Musik í Basel. Gyða kannar hinar ýmsu víddir tónlistarinnar og hefur komið fram og tekið upp með tónlistarfólki á borð við Shahzad Ismaily, Josephine Foster, Julian Sartorius, Colin Stetson, múm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Efterklang, Guy Maddin, Ragnari Kjartanssyni, Damien Rice og mörgum öðrum.

Húsið opnar 20:30 - tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2500kr

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Gyda Valtysdottir will be alone with her cello on this intimate evening at Mengi, performing her own material as well as other composers from her previous records Epicycle & Evolution.

Gyða Valtýsdóttir is a polychromatic performer, trained and untamed classically. She started in her early teens as one of the founding members of the dream-pop group múm but left the band to pursue her studies. She found her way through the labyrinth of higher education, double mastering from Hochschule für Musik, Basel, where her main teachers were Thomas Demenga and Walter Fähndrich. She moves vividly between music realms, composing, performing and recording with various musician & artists such as Shahzad Ismaily, Josephine Foster, Julian Sartorius, Colin Stetson, múm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Efterklang, Guy Maddin, Ragnar Kjartansson, Damien Rice and many others.

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

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Fengjastrútur flytur Sinfóníu nr. 1 eftir Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson
Mar
8
9:00 PM21:00

Fengjastrútur flytur Sinfóníu nr. 1 eftir Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson

Fengjastrútur frumflytur Sinfóníu nr. 1 eftir Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson.
Sinfónían er fyrir 9 hljóðfæraleikara sem leika á blásturshljóðfæri, breytt strengjahljóðfæri, breyttar munnhörpur og fundna hluti. Tónlistin vinnur með flest það sem bæði tónlistarhópurinn og höfundurinn hafa verið að vinna að undanfarin ár. Könnun á stillingu, hljóðum og hrynjandi þar sem engar línur eru beinar og engin bil eru jöfn.
Sinfónían er tileinkuð minningu rúmenska tónskáldsins Ana-Maria Avram.

tréblásarar
Páll Ivan frá Eiðum
Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Björn Davíð Kristjánsson

slagverk
Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson
Gunnar Grímsson
Ásthildur Ákadóttir

strengir
Hallvarður Ásgeirsson
Svanur Vilbergsson
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 | Tónleikarnir hefjast kl. 21:00 | Miðaverð er 2.000 krónur.

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Ensemble Fengjastrútur will premier Symphony no. 1 by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson.
It is a piece for 9 instrumentalists playing winds, percussion, found objects, altered string instruments and altered harmonicas. The piece explores Just intonation/microtonality, experimental rhythm and sound sources. Ensemble Fengjastrútur has previously worked with Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Gerhard Stäbler and Kunshu Shim to name a few.
This symphony is dedicated to the memory of Rumanian composer Ana-Maria Avram. 

woodwind
Páll Ivan frá Eiðum
Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Björn Davíð Kristjánsson

percussion
Andrés Þór Þorvarðarson
Gunnar Grímsson
Ásthildur Ákadóttir

strings
Hallvarður Ásgeirsson
Svanur Vilbergsson
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir

Doors open at 8.30pm | Event starts at 9pm | Tickets are 2.000 kr.

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Physical Cinema Fest in Mengi
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Physical Cinema Fest in Mengi

ONLY THIS PROGRAM 3 ONCE
Come see some beautiful and inspiring shorts and docs at the PHYSICAL CINEMA FESTIVAL - PROGRAM #3

MADRI DE FIGLI ...
A Beautiful Documentary
by French director following Italian Choreographer working with everyday people.

GATHA
A powerful short from China about two brothers walking together for their lives.

SONDER
A Rumanian dance company using the streets to protest in Rumania towards human rights by using contemporary dance. ..

I HATE DANCING
-with Stephen Fry as the choreographer or the dance partner!!!

RELEASE TECHNIQUE
by the Icelandic - Canadian Freya Olafsson showing the dance community different view of that technique.

OUT SIDE IN
known choreographer from Stockholm is playing with the world of being in front of the camera or behind... who is the performer?

AFTER THE SCREENING:
Join us for LIVE MUSIC with PHYSICAL FILMS
in MENGI from 20:30.
Óðinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavik

The last screening of PCF is on
Sunday 10th 6pm

Installations open everyday
Bio Paradis and Hlemmur Square

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Opnunarhóf Unu útgáfuhúss
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Opnunarhóf Unu útgáfuhúss

Verið velkomin á opnun Unu útgáfuhúss í Mengi miðvikudaginn 6. mars kl. 20. Fagnað verður stofnun bókaforlagsins og fyrstu útgáfu hennar, Undir fána lýðveldisins eftir Hallgrím Hallgrímsson. Í bókinni segir frá dvöl Hallgríms á Spáni í lok fjórða áratugarins. Þar barðist hann með Alþjóðasveitum gegn fasistum í spænska borgarastríðinu. Bókin kom fyrst út árið 1941 en hefur verið ófáanleg um árabil. Bókin kemur nú út með ítarlegum eftirmála um ævi og störf Hallgríms.

Dagskrá kvöldsins:
Örvar Smárason (Múm, Fm Belfast) leikur tónlist af sólóplötu sinni, leikkonan Þuríður Blær leikles brot úr Undir fána lýðveldisins og skáldavinir Unu lesa úr eigin verkum: Elísabet Jökulsdóttir, Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson, Júlía Margrét Einarsdóttir og Brynja Hjálmsdóttir.

Boðið verður upp á fljótandi veigar, þar á meðal bjór í boði KEX Brewing.

Undir fána lýðveldisins verður á sérstöku tilboðsverði: 3000 kr. Athugið að einungis verður hægt að greiða með reiðufé eða millifærslu.

Viðburðurinn er ókeypis og öllum opinn.

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ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ | Tumi Árnason + Magnús Trygvason Eliassen
Mar
3
9:00 PM21:00

ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ | Tumi Árnason + Magnús Trygvason Eliassen

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Þann 22. febrúar 2019 kemur út ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ - Ný jazztónlist eftir Tuma Árnason og Magnús Trygvason Eliassen á vínyl.

TVENNIR ÚTGÁFUTÓNLEIKAR verða haldnir að því tilefni;
laugardaginn 2. mars & sunnudaginn 3. mars.
Aðgangseyrir á tónleikana eru 2.000 krónur og má tryggja sér miða á heimasíðu miða.is.



Platan er sennilega sú fyrsta í sögu íslenskrar hljómplötuútgáfu sem inniheldur eingöngu dúetta fyrir saxófón og slagverk, en á plötunni má heyra 9 ný verk í flutningi höfunda, bæði forsamin og frjálsa spuna.

Tumi Árnason er saxófónleikari úr Þingholtunum. Hann hefur veitt fjölbreyttum hópi tónlistarfólks liðsinni undanfarin ár. Hann er stofnmeðlimur hljómsveitarinnar Grísalappalísu, var partur af spunaútgáfunni Úsland Útgáfu, smíðar fyndin jólalög í Purumönnum auk þess að hafa komið fram með og hljóðritað fyrir fjölda tónlistarfólks og hljómsveita.

Magnús Trygvason Eliassen er slagverksleikari frá Vatnsenda og Noregi. Hann hefur meðal annars farið mikinn með hljómsveitum sínum ADHD, amiinu, Moses Hightower og Tilbury. Þess utan hefur þvílíkur aragrúi tónlistarfólks notið þjónustu hans að smíða þyrfti sennilega einhvers konar algrím til að færa það til bókar.

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ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ |  Magnús Trygvason Eliassen + Tumi Árnason
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ | Magnús Trygvason Eliassen + Tumi Árnason

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Þann 22. febrúar 2019 kemur út ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ - Ný jazztónlist eftir Tuma Árnason og Magnús Trygvason Eliassen á vínyl.

TVENNIR ÚTGÁFUTÓNLEIKAR verða haldnir að því tilefni;
laugardaginn 2. mars & sunnudaginn 3. mars.
Aðgangseyrir á tónleikana eru 2.000 krónur og má tryggja sér miða á heimasíðu miða.is.



Platan er sennilega sú fyrsta í sögu íslenskrar hljómplötuútgáfu sem inniheldur eingöngu dúetta fyrir saxófón og slagverk, en á plötunni má heyra 9 ný verk í flutningi höfunda, bæði forsamin og frjálsa spuna.

Tumi Árnason er saxófónleikari úr Þingholtunum. Hann hefur veitt fjölbreyttum hópi tónlistarfólks liðsinni undanfarin ár. Hann er stofnmeðlimur hljómsveitarinnar Grísalappalísu, var partur af spunaútgáfunni Úsland Útgáfu, smíðar fyndin jólalög í Purumönnum auk þess að hafa komið fram með og hljóðritað fyrir fjölda tónlistarfólks og hljómsveita.

Magnús Trygvason Eliassen er slagverksleikari frá Vatnsenda og Noregi. Hann hefur meðal annars farið mikinn með hljómsveitum sínum ADHD, amiinu, Moses Hightower og Tilbury. Þess utan hefur þvílíkur aragrúi tónlistarfólks notið þjónustu hans að smíða þyrfti sennilega einhvers konar algrím til að færa það til bókar.

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Mókrókar
Mar
1
9:00 PM21:00

Mókrókar

Hljómsveitina skipa:
Benjamín Gísli Einarsson: Hljómborð og hljóðgervlar
Þorkell Ragnar Grétarsson: Rafgítar
Þórir Hólm Jónsson: Trommur og slagverk

Húsið opnar 20:30 - Tónleikar hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2000kr

Hljómsveitin Mókrókar var stofnuð í febrúar 2018. Hugmyndin upphaflega var að hittast reglulega og æfa frumsamda tónlist.
Tríóið skráði sig til leiks í Músíktilraunum 2018 þar sem þeir fögnuðu góðu gengi og lönduðu öðru sæti ásamt fleiri góðum verðlaunum.

Sveitin starfaði sem listhópur á vegum Hins Hússins sumarið 2018 þar sem þeir stóðu fyrir tónleikaröð í Reykjavík sem hlaut góðar undirtektir. Í júlí 2018 hélt sveitin svo út til Hollands á vegum Stage Europe Network og kom m.a. fram á tónlistarhátíðinni Westerpop. Í október 2018 lögðu Mókrókar land undir fót á nýjan leik og héldu í þetta sinn til Noregs þar sem þeir komu fram á DølaJazz.

Mókrókar hafa einnig komið fram á hinum ýmsu innlendum tónlistarhátíðum, m.a. Secret Solstice, Blúshátíð Reykjavíkur og Iceland Airwaves.

Tríóið hefur æft stíft að undanförnu og stefnir að því að taka upp plötu með vorinu.


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Friday the 1st of March, Mókrókar will perform at Mengi. The trio will play songs from an upcoming album to be released later this year.

Doors open at 8.30pm - Tickets are 2.000 krónur

The band Mókrókar was founded in February 2018 with the purpose to meet regularly and compose and rehearse original music. The trio signed up for the 2018 Icelandic Music Experiments where they earned second place.
During the summer the band worked in a project for young emerging artists.
Mókrókar have performed at various music festivals such as DølaJazz in Norway, Westerpop in Holland, Iceland Airwaves, Secret Solstice and Reykjavík Blues Festival.

Mókrókar are:
Benjamín Gísli Einarsson: Keys & synthesisers
Þorkell Ragnar Grétarsson: Electric guitar
Þórir Hólm Jónsson: Drums & percussion

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An evening of improvised music
Feb
27
9:00 PM21:00

An evening of improvised music

Annað kvöld verður tileinkað spunatónlist í Mengi.
Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 | Tónleikarnir hefjast kl. 21 | Frítt inn

Langt er orðið síðan tónleikar tileinkaðir spunaforminu voru haldnir í Mengi. En nú er komið að því!
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen leiðir saman góðan hóp listamanna úr ýmsum áttum sem taka höndum saman í óundirbúnu samtali tóna og takta. Á boðstólum verða ævintýralegir réttir þar sem ólíklegustu bragðtegundum ægir saman.

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We welcome you to an event improvised music hosted by Magnús Trygvason Eliassen.
He will be joined by a diverse group of musicians.
Come and treat your ears.

This Thursday in Mengi at 9pm. Free entry!

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Duo Harpverk | It's winter
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Duo Harpverk | It's winter

Duo Harpverk heldur sína ekki-svo árlegu tónleika í Mengi.

Heimsfrumflutningur verka eftir:

Rodney Newton
John E. ZammitPace
Magni Freyr Þórisson
Antonio Celso Ribeiro
Finnur Torfi Stefánsson

Öll verkin eru umbeðin af Duo Harpverk.

http://duoharpverk.com/about/

Húsið opnar kl. 16:30 | Miðaverð er 2.500 krónur.

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Duo Harpverk’s completely non-annual concert at Mengi.

World premieres by:

Rodney Newton
John E. ZammitPace
Magni Freyr Þórisson
Antonio Celso Ribeiro
Finnur Torfi Stefánsson

All written at the request of Duo Harpverk

http://duoharpverk.com/about/

Doors open at 4.30pm | Tickets are 2.500 krónur.

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sóley
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

sóley

Acclaimed musician sóley invites us to a performance of a work in progress exploring the end of the world. Joining her on stage will be Albert Finnbogason on bass, electronics and everything, Jón Óskar Jónsson on drums and Margrét Arnardóttir on accordion.

Doors at 20:30 - Show starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

Born in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, Sóley has attracted a huge following with her fairytale song craft over the last years. After the EP “Theater Island” (2010) announced her as a solo musician, the fantastical, sepia-toned alt-pop tunes of debut full-length “We Sink” (2011) already won her a massive, devoted fanbase: Often praised for her delicate take on composition, her songs’ “dream-like” qualities and “dark surrealism”.
Having studied piano and later composition at the Icelandic Art Academy, Sóley Stefánsdóttir, who was formerly a member of the band Seabear, released another EP entitled “Krómantík” in 2014, comprised of piano works and returned to even darker, nocturnal themes with sophomore album “Ask The Deep,” which came out in early 2015.
Her third album "Endless Summer" came out in May 2017 an album focused on more brighter / acoustic arrangements and followed by a number of tours around the world and by the end of the year 2017 "Team Dreams" was released, a collaboration album between Sóley, Sin Fang & Örvar Smárason (múm) as they released a new song on a monthly basis throughout 2017.
A new album is in progress where Sóley is experimenting with new sounds & space, poems about the end of the world & compositions for accordion drone, theremin, voices, mellotron and synthesisers.

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SMENGI
Feb
19
4:00 PM16:00

SMENGI

Skemmtidagskrá Smekkleysu & Mengis á fullu tungli | 19. febrúar 2019

Elsku smekkleysingjar og mengistar!

Við erum að halda aðra stuð-pakkaða skemmtun á þriðjudaginn næstkomandi. Við byrjum kvöldið í búðinni okkar á Skólavörðustíg 16 (Óðinsgötumegin) þar sem ýmsir plötusnúðar munu deila tónlist. Síðan munum við færa okkur yfir Óðinsgötuna í Mengi um kl 18 þar sem hljómsveitirnar Stirnir og Korter í flog munu taka við.

Plötusnúðarnir sem fram koma eru Mayonnaise Schnitt, Lamp Vader, HöH, Björk og Ásmundur

Vonumst til þess að sjá sem flesta!

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Smekkleysa & Mengi

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JFDR
Feb
16
9:00 PM21:00

JFDR

JFDR er sólóverkefni tónlistarmannsins Jófríðar Ákadóttir. Síðan 2008 hefur hún verið virkur þáttakandi í íslensku tónlistarlífi sem meðlimur hljómsveitanna Pascal Pinon, Samaris og Gangly. Fyrsta sólóplata hennar 'Brazil' kom út árið 2017 við góðar undirtektir en var gerð í nánu samstarfi við tónlistarmanninn fjölhæfa Shahzad Ismaily. Síðasta ár hefur Jófríður unnið hörðum höndum við gerð nýrrar plötu en auk þess gaf hún út tvær smáskífur, annars vegar endurútgáfu á áðurútgefnum verkum með strengjasveit og svo hinsvegar sérstaka útgáfu í formi súkkulaðiplötu í samstarfi við Omnom. Hún mun spila gamalt efni og nýtt, fyrir alla dreymna og sveimhuga.

Húsið opnar kl. 20.30 - Miðaverð: 2.500 krónur

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JFDR is the solo project of musician Jófríður Ákadóttir. Since 2008 she has been an active participant in the Icelandic music scene as member of the bands Pascal Pinon, Samaris and Gangly. Her first solo album ‘Brazil’ was co-produced by legendary multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and came out in March 2017, receiving critical acclaim in Iceland and wider. Alongside finishing her latest full length album, she released two EP’s last year, a rework of older material with strings, White Sun Live, Pt. I - Strings and a special EP, Gravity, in the form of a limited edition chocolate bar with a download code, made in collaboration with Icelandic artisanal chocolate makers Omnom. JFDR will play old and new material in a mix, for all dreamers and wanderers.

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

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Heiða Árnadóttir
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

Heiða Árnadóttir

Heiða Árnadóttir endurtekur leikinn eftir vel heppnaða tónleika á Myrkum Músíkdögum í byrjun mánaðar.

En hún flytur verk, sem sérstaklega voru samin fyrir hana, eftir tónskáldin Ásbjörgu Jónsdóttur, Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson og Þórunni Björnsdóttur. Verkin ferðast með áheyrendum um fjögur einkenni dulspekinnar og um andaheima að sjó.

Efnisskrá

Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Spirit I,II,III - work for solo voice and extras (2019) 10’

Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir
Helga EA2 for solo voice and electronic voice (2018-2019) 20’

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
Laberico Narabida solo opera in 4 simultaneous acts (2018-2019) 20’

Ragnheiður (Heiða) Árnadóttir lauk mastersnámi í söng við Konunglega Tónlistarháskólann í Haag í Hollandi. Hún hefur haldið tónleika í Hollandi, Belgíu, Frakklandi, Indlandi og Danmörku, meðal annars í djass/þjóðlaga-, tilrauna- og nútímatónlist. Heiða hefur einnig haldið fjölda tónleika á Íslandi meðal annars með hljómsveitinni Mógil, flutt ný verk með Ensemble Adapter og unnið með tónskáldunum í SLÁTUR. Heiða hefur gefið út þrjá geisladiska með hljómsveit sinni Mógil, þ.e. diskana “Ró” 2008, “Í stillunni hljómar” 2011 og “Korriró” 2015. Fjórði diskur Mógils mun koma út haustið 2019.

Helga EA2 eftir Ásbjörgu Jónsdóttur er styrkt af Tónskáldasjóði RÚV og STEFs.

Tónleikarnir eru styrktir af Reykjavíkurborg.

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The composers Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson and Þórunn Björnsdóttir have written music for the voice of Heiða Árnadóttir. Their music takes you on a journey through the four chakras of the spirit world to the sea.

Program

Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Spirit I, II, III - work for solo voice and extras (2019) 10’

Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir
Helga EA2 for solo voice and electronic voice (2018-2019) 20’

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
Laberico Narabida solo opera in 4 simultaneous acts (2018-2019) 20’

Ragnheiður (Heiða) Árnadóttir finished her Masters degree in classical singing at the Royal Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands. She has given concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, India and Denmark, i.a. in jazz, folk, experimental and modern music. Heiða has also given many concerts in Iceland particularly with her band Mógil but also performed new compositions with "Ensemble Adapter" and cooperated with composers within the musical artistic group "SLÁTUR". Heiða has issued 3 CDs with her band Mógil, i.e. the Cds "Ró"2008, "Í stillunni hljómar" 2011 and "Korriró" 2015. Mógil has a new CD coming up in 2019.

Helga EA2 by Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir is supported by The Composers Fund of The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV) and The Icelandic Performing Rights Society (STEF).

This concert is sponsored by Reykjavík City.

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Arnljótur / Kraftgalli / Trimpiltrútur
Feb
14
9:00 PM21:00

Arnljótur / Kraftgalli / Trimpiltrútur

Arnljótur

Arnljótur er fjölhæfur listamaður sem starfar á mörgum mismunandi sviðum. Þetta ágætis kvöld leggur hann fyrir sér ójarðneska ambient tónlist fyrir kanínuholur, flautur, píanó og rafhljóðfæri
Súmmaðu út
Sónaðu inn

Kraftgalli

Furðu-pop verkefni Arnljótar. Það samanstendur af fjölbreyttri tónlist; hvort sem það eru sirkúsþemu eða ímynduð tónlist fyrir kvikmyndina Freaked. Tónlistin er gáskafull og skemmtileg, gefur frí bros fyrir hvert 10 € faðmlag.

Trimpiltrútur

Í litríkum félagskap Fúsintes má finna margar persónur, má þar nefna Gimbilgrá, Bambarabip, Baggalút, og síðast en ekki síst; Trimpiltrút! Á þetta að vera fyndið? Margræðir orðaleikar í gegnum ormagöng tungumálsins. Fyndin ljóðlist eða ljóðrænn húmor? Hver veit? Fegurðin býr í hljóðhimnu hlustandans.

Húsið opnar kl. 20.30 - Miðaverð er 2.000 krónur


arnljotur.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/ljotur
soundcloud.com/kraftgalli

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Arnljótur
Just as hard to describe as to pronounce. Multi-instrumentalist working in many different genres, but this fine evening he will try out some brand new ethereal spaced out ambient music for rabbit holes, flutes, piano and electronics.
Zoom out
Zone in

Kraftgalli

Weird-pop trow-loving outlet of Arnljótur, enters the stage with
music ranging from odd time cirkus themes to an imaginary soundtrack to the movie Freaked.. Playful and fun, giving free smiles with each 10 € hug.

Trimpiltrútur

In the colourful fellowship of Fúsintes one can find many characters, like Gimbilgrá, Bambarabip, Baggalútur, and last but not least: Trimpiltrútur!
Is it supposed to be funny? Ambiguous wordplay through lingual wormholes. Funny poetry or poetic humor? Who knows? The beauty lies in the eardrums of the beholder :)

arnljotur.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/ljotur
soundcloud.com/kraftgalli

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Ólöf Arnalds & Teitur Magnússon
Feb
9
9:00 PM21:00

Ólöf Arnalds & Teitur Magnússon

Ólöf Arnalds vinnur nú að fimmtu breiðskífu sinni sem væntanleg er á haustmánuðum 2019. Hún mun flytja lög af þeirri plötu ásamt nokkrum eldri.

Í samvinnu við Skúla Sverrisson hefur Ólöf verið að þróa verkefni sem nefnist Slow Music; hæg sungin ljóð eftir Guðrúnu Evu Mínervudóttur og hana sjálfa.

Ólöf Arnalds er lagahöfundur, söngkona og þúsundþjalasmiður. Hún hefur um árabil skipað sér í röð áhugaverðustu tónlistarmanna Íslands. Hún hefur gefið frá sér fjórar rómaðar plötur og er sú fimmta á leiðinni. Hún kemur reglulega fram á tónleikum víðs vegar um Evrópu og Bandaríkin.

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Teitur Magnússon ætti að vera íslenskum tónlistarunnendum góðkunnur en fyrsta plata hans undir eigin nafni, 27, fékk frábærar viðtökur, bæði hlustenda og gagnrýnenda er hún kom út síðla árs 2014. Hljómplatan var tilnefnd til Norrænu tónlistarverðlaunanna sem og þeirra íslensku. Áður hafði Teitur gert garðinn frægan sem söngvari og lagahöfundur í reggae-sveitinni Ojba Rasta. Nýjasta plata hans Orna kom út 2018 og hlaut frábærar viðtökur.

Húsið opnar kl. 20.30 - Miðaverð er 2.500 krónur

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Ólöf Arnalds will perform new tracks from her album to be released this fall, as well as new material composed with Skúli Sverrisson.

Ólöf Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist and a composer with an exceptional voice. She has released four acclaimed albums. She has been active within the Icelandic music scene since the early 2000s. She was a touring member of múm for five years from 2003 before launching her solo career. She has collaborated with bands and artists such as Björk, Stórsveit Nix Noltes, Mugison, Slowblow and Skúli Sverrisson.

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Teitur Magnússon released his first solo album, 27 in 2014 to great acclaim, the record nominated for the Nordic Music Prize as well as the Icelandic Music Prize. Teitur has been the front man of the reggae-band Ojba Rasta. His new album Orna was released in 2018 to critical acclaim.

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2500kr

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Ben Frost | Widening Gyre
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Ben Frost | Widening Gyre

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Ben Frost kemur fram í fyrsta sinn í Mengi næstkomandi föstudag.
Takmarkað sætaframboð er á þessa einstöku tónleika.
Miða á má nálgast á miði.is.

Widening Gyre er tónleikaútgáfa plötunnar The Centre Cannot Hold sem kom út árið 2017. Þá hefur Ben hannað hljóðrýmið eins og unnið var að plötunni í stúdíói. Áhorfandinn situr inni í miðri hringiðu fjölpunkta hljóðumhverfis sem skilar sér í áhrifamikilli upplifun sem örvar skilningarvitin.

Ástralinn og Íslendingurinn Ben Frost hefur búið hér og starfað frá aldamótum. Hann er stofnandi útgáfufyrirtækisins Bedroom Community ásamt upptökustjóranum og tónskáldinu Valgeiri Sigurðssyni. Hann hefur gefið út plötur hjá Room40, Mute Records sem og Bedroom Community og hafa þær allar vakið mikla athygli og gagnrýnendur hlaðið þær lofi. Frost starfaði sem lærlingur breska upptökustjórans og frumkvöðulsins Brians Eno í eitt ár í kjölfar Rolex Arts viðurkenningar sem hann hlaut árið 2010. Frost hefur samið tónlist fyrir ýmsar kvikmyndir, þýsku Netflix þættina Dark og bresku sjónvarpsseríuna Fortitude sem tekin var upp á Íslandi.

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A very special one-off show in Mengi with Ben Frost on Friday, February 8th. Tickets can be purchased on www.midi.is.

With Frost’s critically acclaimed 2017 Lp ‘The Centre Cannot Hold’ as a departure point, Widening Gyre combines the unique studio approach of the album into a new live performance concept: a powerful and highly volatile multi-point sound environment performed in the round. ⁣

Created during residency at ZKM Karlsruhe - Synthesis, analogue tape and live guitars are all fed in real-time through an array of digital objects which relentlessly push and pull against one another in a new kaleidoscope of sonic ecology.

“Frost’s first distinctly American record, a frightening, prophetic portrait that commands undivided attention” - Pitchfork

Ben Frost

Born in Melbourne Australia, Composer, Producer and Sound Artist Ben Frost has lived and worked in Reykjavik since the early 2000’s. His studio albums include Theory of Machines (2007), By The Throat (2009), A U R O R A (2014) and The Centre Cannot Hold (2017). His work spans an array of forms including installations, live performance, scores for dance, theatre, and studio collaborations. Frost was mentored by Brian Eno in the 2010−2011 Rolex Arts Initiative. He has composed several scores for film including the Palme d’Or nominated Sleeping Beauty, and television series’ Fortitude and the Netflix drama DARK.

In recent years Frost has collaborated extensively with the Irish conceptual documentary artist Richard Mosse, producing the award-winning multi-channel video and sound installations: The Enclave (2013) and Incoming (2017). Frost’s 2013 Opera and directorial debut, The Wasp Factory, was performed to capacity audiences at London’s Royal Opera House. Currently he is developing a stage adaptation of J.A Baker’s novel The Peregrine

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ADHD
Feb
7
9:00 PM21:00

ADHD

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Þann 7. febrúar spilar hljómsveitin ADHD í Mengi (í annað sinn...). Tónleikarnir eru einhvers konar upphitun fyrir heljarinnar tónleikaferð/Evrópureisu sem hljómsveitin heldur í 8. mars. 
Á efnisskránni verða lög, sum glæný, önnur eldri, en gaman er að segja frá því að þessi nýju lög koma út á plötu nú síðar í vor. 
Góðar stundir!

Miðaverð: 3000 krónur.

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On the 7th of February the band ADHD will perform in Mengi (for a second time...). 
In a way the concert is a warm up for a European tour the band will embark on in the beginning of March. They will be playing new and old material, as a matter of fact some these new songs will be featured on an album scheduled for release this spring. 

Tickets are 3.000 krónur.

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ADHD - aukatónleikar
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

ADHD - aukatónleikar

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Blásið hefur verið til aukatónleika kl. 18:30 vegna eftirspurnar.

Þann 7. febrúar spilar hljómsveitin ADHD í Mengi (í annað sinn...). Tónleikarnir eru einhvers konar upphitun fyrir heljarinnar tónleikaferð/Evrópureisu sem hljómsveitin heldur í 8. mars.
Á efnisskránni verða lög, sum glæný, önnur eldri, en gaman er að segja frá því að þessi nýju lög koma út á plötu nú síðar í vor.
Góðar stundir!

Miðaverð: 3.000 krónur.

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PSA! We have added this extra event at 6.30 p.m. due to high demand.

On the 7th of February the band ADHD will perform in Mengi (for a second time...).
In a way the concert is a warm up for a European tour the band will embark on in the beginning of March. They will be playing new and old material, as a matter of fact some these new songs will be featured on an album scheduled for release this spring.

Tickets are 3.000 krónur.

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Takeout Currie
Feb
3
9:00 PM21:00

Takeout Currie

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Anne Carson & Robert Currie
(+ Ásta Fanney & Ragnar Helgi)

Kanadíski fornfræðingurinn og skáldið Anne Carson, í félagi við samstarfsmann sinn Robert Currie, mun ásamt tveimur dönsurum koma fram og flytja verkið

Possessive Used As Drink (Me)
A Lecture On Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets

Einnig koma fram Ásta Fanney og Ragnar Helgi og flytja ljóðagjörninga.

Anne Carson er þýðandi, greinahöfundur og prófessor í klassískum fræðum og hefur kennt í virtum háskólum víða um Bandaríkin og Kanada. Gagnrýnendur hafa hlaðið verk hennar lofi og hefur hún hlotið ýmis verðlaun fyrir skrif sín.

Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 - Miðaverð er 2.500 kr.

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The Canadian classicist and poet Anne Carson with her collaborator Robert Currie and Icelandic writers and dancers will be reading and performing at Mengi on February 3rd.

Anne Carson & Robert Currie:
Possessive Used As Drink (Me) A Lecture On Pronouns in the Form of 15 Sonnets

Ásta Fanney & Ragnar Helgi:
Trap/Gildra

Specials guest/s to be announced soon.

Doors at 20:30 - Tickets 2.500 krónur

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Heiða Árnadóttir // Myrkir músíkdagar 2019
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Heiða Árnadóttir // Myrkir músíkdagar 2019

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Heiða Árnadóttir flytur verk, sem sérstaklega voru samin fyrir hana, eftir tónskáldin Ásbjörgu Jónsdóttur, Guðmund Stein Gunnarsson og Þórunni Björnsdóttur. Verkin ferðast með áheyrendum um fjögur einkenni dulspekinnar og um andaheima að sjó.

Efnisskrá

Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Spirit 1 - work for solo voice and extras (2019) 10’
frumflutningur

Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir
Helga EA2 for solo voice and electronic voice (2018-2019) 20’
frumflutningur

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
Laberico Narabida solo opera in 4 simultaneous acts (2018-2019) 20’
frumflutningur

Ragnheiður (Heiða) Árnadóttir lauk mastersnámi í söng við Konunglega Tónlistarháskólann í Haag í Hollandi. Hún hefur haldið tónleika í Hollandi, Belgíu, Frakklandi, Indlandi og Danmörku, meðal annars í djass/þjóðlaga-, tilrauna- og nútímatónlist. Heiða hefur einnig haldið fjölda tónleika á Íslandi meðal annars með hljómsveitinni Mógil, flutt ný verk með Ensemble Adapter og unnið með tónskáldunum í SLÁTUR. Heiða hefur gefið út þrjá geisladiska með hljómsveit sinni Mógil, þ.e. diskana “Ró” 2008, “Í stillunni hljómar” 2011 og “Korriró” 2015. Fjórði diskur Mógils mun koma út haustið 2019.
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The composers Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson and Þórunn Björnsdóttir have written music for the voice of Heiða Árnadóttir. Their music takes you on a journey through the four chakras of the spirit world to the sea.

Program

Þórunn Björnsdóttir
Spirit 1 - work for solo voice and extras (2019) 10’
premiere

Ásbjörg Jónsdóttir
Helga EA2 for solo voice and electronic voice (2018-2019) 20’
premiere

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson
Laberico Narabida solo opera in 4 simultaneous acts (2018-2019) 20’
premiere

Ragnheiður (Heiða) Árnadóttir finished her Masters degree in classical singing at the Royal Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands. She has given concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, India and Denmark, i.a. in jazz, folk, experimental and modern music. Heiða has also given many concerts in Iceland particularly with her band Mógil but also performed new compositions with "Ensemble Adapter" and cooperated with composers within the musical artistic group "SLÁTUR". Heiða has issued 3 CDs with her band Mógil, i.e. the Cds "Ró"2008, "Í stillunni hljómar" 2011 and "Korriró" 2015. Mógil has a new CD coming up in 2019.

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FALK presents: Meemo Comma + Francesco Fabris
Jan
31
9:00 PM21:00

FALK presents: Meemo Comma + Francesco Fabris

Meemo Comma (UK) is the alias of Brighton born Lara Rix-Martin who previously recorded as part of the Heterotic duo on Planet Mu. She started the female identifying and non-binary label Objects Limited.

Her 2017 album Ghost On The Stairs marks Lara Rix-Martin’s first full-length solo release, as well as her first as Meemo Comma. She’s half of Heterotic with Mike Paradinas, and has also released an EP (on her own label) as Lux E Tenebris. Her debut album sees Rix-Martin moves into more experimental territory.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meemocomma/
Bandcamp: https://meemocomma.bandcamp.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meemocomma/?hl=en

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Francesco Fabris is a composer, sound artist, producer, musician and audio engineer. Working with live electronics, sound and intermedia installations, AV works, and recording studio productions.

Fabris explores themes and techniques connected with data sonification, micromontage, spatialization, patterns augmentation and fragmentation from foley and field recordings. His live performances are often based on unreleased materials and improvisation with modular synthesizers using processed concrete sounds and binaural recordings, tape manipulation techniques, saturated textures, deep sub-bass frequencies, and real-time manipulated visual contents.
Currently based at Greenhouse Studios c/o Bedroom Community in Reykjavík working on various projects with diverse artists, his recent collaborations include Valgeir Sigurðsson’s film scores ‘An Acceptable Loss’, ‘Little Moscow’, soundtracks for the videogame ‘Twin Mirror’, the theatre plays ‘Medea’, ‘Woman Undone” and Ben Frost’s music for 'DARK' Netflix Series. He has performed worldwide with different projects in clubs, festivals, galleries, theatres and residencies.

www.francescofabris.com

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2000kr

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Ólöf Arnalds
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Ólöf Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds er þúsundþjalasmiður og lagahöfundur með einstaka rödd, og hefur sent frá sér fjórar rómaðar sólóplötur. Hún hefur verið virk innan íslensku tónlistarsenunnar á undanförnum árum, en hún túraði með hljómsveitinni múm um árabil áður en hún hóf eigin sólóferil. Hún hefur starfað með listafólki á borð við Björk, Stórsveit Nix Noltes, Mugison, Slowblow og Skúla Sverrissyni.

Ekki missa af þessum dásamlegu tónleikum í Mengi.
Hurðin opnar 20:30 - Tónleikarnir hefjast 21:00 - Miðaverð 2.500 kr.

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Ólöf Arnalds is a multi-instrumentalist and a composer with an exceptional voice. She has released four acclaimed albums. She has been active within the Icelandic music scene since the early 2000s. She was a touring member of múm for five years from 2003 before launching her solo career. She has collaborated with bands and artists such as Björk, Stórsveit Nix Noltes, Mugison, Slowblow and Skúli Sverrisson.

Don't miss this intimate performance at Mengi.
Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2.500 kr.

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Woman Landscape | Anna Kolfinna Kuran
Jan
25
9:00 PM21:00

Woman Landscape | Anna Kolfinna Kuran

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Konulandslag” er nýjasti gjörningur og tilraun Önnu Kolfinnu Kuran í samnefndu langtíma rannsóknarverkefni sínu „Konulandslag”, þar sem hún skoðar, skapar og ber kennsl á hin ýmsu landslög kvenna í samfélaginu. Í verkefninu vinnur hún með hugmyndir um rými og kvenlíkamann, hvar og hvernig hann birtist og hvar hann er ósýnilegur. Hvar eru konur velkomnar og öruggar og hvar eru þær óvelkomnar? Hvar er rými fyrir konur og hvar þurfa þær að gera innrás til þess að vera með? Að þessu sinni verður lögð sérstök áhersla á sambönd og tengsl kvenna gegnum kynslóðir og samstöðu. Í samstarfi við fjölda listakvenna sem taka þátt í flutningi gjörningsins, mun Anna Kolfinna gera tilraun til að taka yfir Mengi þetta eina kvöld, og fylla það með konum sem munu gegnum einfalda töfrandi athöfn skapa sér eigið landslag innan um veggi rýmisins. Verið hjartanlega velkomin!

Húsið opnar kl. 20:30 - Viðburðurinn hefst kl. 21:00
Miðaverð er 2.000 kr.

* verkefnið er styrkt af Reykjavíkurborg

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Mengi takeover: Woman Landscape,” is Anna Kolfinna Kuran’s most recent development in her ongoing research project “Woman Landscape,” through which she examines, creates and gives recognition to different ideas of landscapes of women. Her primary subject is looking at the connection between space and the female body, where and how it is represented and where it is invisible. In which spaces are women welcome and safe and where aren’t they? In which spaces are women included and present and which ones are only accessible to them through intrusion or invasion? For this particular experiment the focus of the work is on bonds and solidarity between generations of women, the sisterhood. It is Anna Kolfinna’s wish to take over Mengi with help from fellow female artists by filling the space with women. Through a rather simple but magical ceremony the performers will in fact create their very own landscape within the walls of the venue. A warm welcome to all!

Doors 20:30 - Show Starts 21:00 - Tickets 2.000 kr.

*the project is supported by funding from Reykjavík city

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