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Mike Leigh RIFF’s Guest of Honor

British director Mike Leigh has been announced as a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík Film Festival (RIFF), which runs September 25 to October 5.

Iceland Airwaves crowd

Iceland Airwaves Announces More Artists

The Iceland Airwaves music festival announced more artists for this year’s line-up yesterday. The latest international additions are: Anna Calvi (U.K.), How To Dress Well (U.S.) and Eskmo (U.S.).

Ólafur Elíasson

Ólafur Elíasson Helps to Share the Light

Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson was recently named one of Complex Magazine’s ‘15 Most Important Visual Artists of 2014 (So Far)’ in part due to his latest project: a solar-powered LED lamp.

Vonarstræti film poster

Vonarstræti to Be Screened at Toronto

The film Vonarstræti (English title: Life in a Fishbowl) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. TIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America.

Sound of Bárðarbunga.

What Does an Earthquake Sound Like?

What do earthquakes and music have in common? A lot, says musician Halldór Eldjárn. He has set up a webpage where he has converted the earthquakes from Bárðarbunga volcano to music. The Reykjavík Jazz Festival ends today and thus the experiment is very timely.

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