Music, Concerts, Jazz og blús
Nostalgíuvélin - Mikael Máni ásamt hljómsveit og strengjakvartett
Friday 13th August - 20:00
and composer Mikael Máni celebrates the release of his second solo album,
“Nostalgia Machine”, with a concert on the 13th of August in Harpa.
For this concert the music of Mikael Máni has been arranged for an unconventional 5-piece jazz combo and a string quartet. The members of the band come from vastly different musical backgrounds; jazz, pop, classical, contemporary and experimental music, complimenting the compositions, which blend together different genres of music.
The program includes music from Mikael Máni’s forthcoming album “Nostalgia Machine”, as well as music from his first solo album, “Bobby”, which received great reviews all over Europe. Mikael has been developing his own musical style within jazz that falls under the category of chamber-jazz. The audience will have the opportunity to experience the music with an extended sound-sculpture made of strings, but those arrangements were especially made for this concert and are not on the albums.
The band consists of 10 performers:
-Mikael Máni Ásmundsson: Electric guitar and electronics
-Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir: Metallophone, piano, electronics and keyboards
-Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi: Electric bass
-Sölvi Kolbeinsson: Alto saxophone and clarinet
-Magnús Trygvason Elíassen: Drums
-Sigrún Harðardóttir: Violin
-Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir: Violin
-Þórunn Harðardóttir: Viola
-Unnur Jónsdóttir: Cello
-Marína Ósk Þórólfsdóttir: Singing and sounds
This concert is supported by SUT, Tónlistarsjóður Rannís & Menningarsjóður FÍH.
The ticket prices are as follows:
Friday 13. August - 20:00