I sometimes struggle with the idea of music being a production as I have grown to appreciate the rawness of certain artists. Every now and again though, it’s refreshing to hear a band that appreciates a really well crafted song both lyrically and musically. With dual male and female vocals,…
An earthquake at a magnitude of 3,7 on Richter shook up Reykjavík this morning. This is nothing to worry about, just a little bit above average. On earthquake at this scale you can feel quite strongly if you are stationary and pictures may get crooked on the walls. This quake did result in loss of power for a short while in one neighborhood and another neighborhood was without hot water. A quake around this size hits Reykjavík every couple of years are so. Roughly every decade a larger earthquake hits the city.
Are you interested in travelling on horseback through the setting of Iceland’s most dramatic and popular Saga? In late June Jón Karl Helgason, assistant professor at the University of Iceland and the author of The Rewriting of Njáls Saga (1999), will be co-guiding a four day tour (3 riding days) through the setting of Njáls Saga.
Many thanks, Icelandpictures for your kind reassurance. It must be some of my own built in prejudice that made me think it'd be in Danish...I saw many Danish names on the professor list :)
I'm very intrigued by the artist-run creative culture Akureyri seems to have, and Iceland in general. It seems like it is (relatively) less godawful to try to exhibit as a professional artist, a greater sense of colaboration. What do you think?
Making it as an artist is difficult everywhere. But I would agree that there is a very strong sense of collaboration and union among Icelandic artists (and several who have immigrated). Since it is a small and in some ways an isolated country people within the same field know each other and follow closely.
Danes are pretty influential in North Pole debates. They control Greenland which is a large and important part of those areas.