Monday, March 21, 2022

Venues in Iceland - #12

Listasafn Reykjavíkur
Reykjavík Art Museum
The calm before the storm.

This venue has been a mainstay of Iceland airwaves for years. The performance space is actually a courtyard of the old customs building and the roof is canvas, so you can sometimes hear the sound outside. Here’s a video of Baggalútur, a satirical musical comedy troupe, performing there in October 2006:

And a wild one from the great Páll Óskar, October, 2009:

And, finally, the incomparable Apparat Oragan Quintet, featuring the late Johann Johannsson on vocorder, October, 2006:

By Professor Batty


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