One of Iceland’s oldest music festivals, Dark Music Days was launched by the Society of Icelandic Composers in 1980. YoungReporters explore the program and have their own writers‘ hub at Gröndalshús downtown Reykjavík.

Wavy music in Iceland

Daníel Kári Jónsson, 20 Jahre

Kjartan himself describes his piece as a colourful wavy journey and I think he executed it very well. I could imagine the sea glimmering in the sun. Truly a night to remember in Harpa.

“I felt like I was in an airplane”

Amelia April Steel, 18 Jahre

Quite the impressive concert took place in Harpan, consisting of pieces by Kjartan Ólafsson, Haukur Tómasson, Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir, Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson and Áskell Másson. Ingibjörg’s work really stood out to me!

Engines in the Head

Lúkas Þorlákur Jones, 19 Jahre

A moving piece that fully deserves its praise and gives an intimate and personal perspective on a traumatic part of someone’s life.

Copper world

Andreas Guðmundsson, 22 Jahre

“Capriccio” by Áskell Másson starts very energetically and quickly, the small Darabuka drum, played by the composer himself,  starts establishing an interesting rhythm that continues throughout most of the piece.