Rúnar Magnússon - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Rúnar Magnússon

Rúnar Magnússon

Published September 13, 2013

Rúnar Magnússon is an Icelandic composer, working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the sounds of nature, horror movies, noise, and meditation, Magnússon specialises in atmospheric disturbances through minimalist compositions. While an oppressive hue is often cast upon Magnússon’s work, it is nevertheless always drafted with a sly trace of humor. Over the past 10 years, Magnússon has travelled the globe presenting his work at various festivals and in various guises, including in the ensembles Vindva Mei and SameSameButDifferent. Recently, he has been focusing on surround sound, playing multi channel concerts at various locations, in churches, galleries, clubs and theaters located throughout the world including China, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Mexico, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA. Runar is the cofounder of Hljódaklettar, a boutique record label he founded with Sabrina Joy Winogrond for the purposes of releasing rare, limited, and collectible music and organizing events of art and music.

October 30, 2013
23:20 Harpa Kaldalón

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