Monday, February 21, 2022

Venues in Iceland -#8

Harpa Flói

Well, they can’t all be winners.

Flói is part of the Harpa complex and is really more of an exhibit space for trade shows. As a performance space it it sorely lacking in many aspects: acoustics, sight-lines, atmosphere, stage set-up and warmth. Even the entrance queue is uninviting:
The stage offered nothing in the way of visual relief, with its gloomy lighting and absence of decoration it was better suited for industrial metal:
JFDR, 2018

Even the usually charismatic Eivør had difficultly rising to the occasion there:

Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

By Professor Batty


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