The Culture Bar

Speed pod: Iceland

March 14, 2022

We talk to HarrisonParrott Artist and Project Manager Arna Jonsdottir to tell us more about the sounds of Iceland. Arna tells us what influences there are on Icelandic music, what we can expect when listening to Icelandic music, and introduces us to two Icelandic composers. As well as providing listeners with a wealth of musical insights, Arna also gives us her personal recommendations for an Icelandic book, album and film, so we can dive deeper into understanding Icelandic culture and its contribution to the world.

Arna was interviewed by HP’s Fiona Livingston.

Arna’s Recommendations:
Book: Independent People by Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness
Album: Önnur Mósesbók with Moses Hightower
Film: Woman at War by Benedikt Erlingsson
Rímur: Listen to Icelandic folk traditional singing
Traditional Icelandic langspil and fidla (fiðla) instrumentsFind out more
Bathroom Dance, from the film Joker composed by Halldór Úlfarsson: Watch here

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