Epic landscapes and crossing musical boundaries in Iceland.

“I think pretty much every classical musician I’ve met [in Iceland] plays in a rock band of some kind too,” writes Guy Damann. Musicians in Iceland certainly don’t have much time for the boundaries between classical music and other genres - from soundtracks to pop to heavy metal. Come and hear how that works in this fantastic programme of modern Icelandic music, curated by boundary-pushing conductor and composer Robert Ames, which includes works by musicians from Sigur Rós and composer of The Joker and Tár soundtracks Hildur Guðnadóttir.

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Programme to include:

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson (arr. Robert Ames), Kanguru 
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir (arr. Robert Ames), Ascent 
  • Ólafur Arnalds (arr. Geoff Lawson), Momentary 
  • Jonsi & Alex Somers (arr. David Handler), Boy 1904 
  • Kjartan Sveinsson, Der Klang Der Offenbarung des Göttlichen 


  • Robert Ames

  • Ex Cathedra